I have been graced with experience of living in conditions below what I used to. With in the community of El Roblar some members of Team Nica lived together in one of the homes. I am going to be blunt. This was the craziest thing I have ever done in my life, and it was insanely amazing. I think you get the idea. I was with three other people in the house with one of the moms running the show. We ate beans, rice and other assorted goodies most of the time. Oh and coffee. Which is some of the best coffee I have ever had. I have never laughed so hard in all my life, and didn't think that was going to happen upon arriving. We got to know the family and most of the tree. There would be up to 20 people in the house at some points, which was pretty intense. I really felt connected when I was there. One of the kids reminded me of my little brother Danny, his name was Daniel too, which was neat. They had some similar facial features. That brought me closer and made me more emotional as it made me think of home and love. Two concepts that tend to be intertwined.
It turns out that before this experience I was a person with overwhelming passion for which there is no outlet, and I still am. For the time I was in and around this lady's house there was an outlet. I was completely astonished with the notion and actuality of being where I was for the past two days. Everything did it. Being in the middle of Nicaraguan Jungle did it. The kids, the beds, the mosquito nets, the chickens, horses and the machetes. I forgot the stars. They were ridiculous as well. It was completely and utterly inspirational and insane at the same exact time. I couldn't believe it and still cant. This is where the outlet takes place, seeing and feeling all of these things and loving all of it whilst out of my comfort zone.
One last thing. If I even tried to explain the sunset we ad seen on top of the mountain, it'd be blasphemy.
- Mike Hrubos