The world is in need of so much love, we need to strip away the layers of fear, and reach out to those who need love. it is by far the most powerful action that we as humans can do to create a change on the earth. Being extraordinary, stepping away from the routine and the autopilot ways in which society makes us to be. Remember that we are human, and we can transcend the physical, connecting with the spirit world in many ways. Our physical bodies are made almost entirely of water, we are not meant to fit in a ready made container of one shape of another. Society will ask you, "would you like to be a square or a circle?" what if you are neither one? Be formless, and you will find yourself.
- from Sirena del Aire
by David Miller
I hesitate to define or label the couple I met in downtown Loveland late Sunday afternoon along the bike trail, but they were certainly delightful spirits. Nomads? Wanderers? Explorers?
For sure define them as happy, satisfied, generous, and arms wide open to receive to the gifts an abundant earth and its people can provide.
I noticed their white truck, painted with images of animals and nature and a Washington state license, and wondered if the owner was visiting Loveland. No one was around though.
A little while later as I returned, Isa Gutierrez and Bryce Ruff were loading their bikes to the back of the truck. I asked, "Are you visiting? I was told, well not exactly, but sort of. They had just returned from a 4,000 mile trip to deep into Mexico. They were now planning to return south, and were next heading to Costa Rico.
That led to hearing about some of the things they have done, people they have met, and things they are learning along the way.
A pretty fascinating, happenstance conversation... that made me curious enough to ask, "How did you finance the eight month journey of what I define as a nomadic sort of existence?"
Isa said, they are artists, and she also makes jewelry, and crafts items from leather such as hand bags. Selling along the way brings in some money. The couple then talked about the generosity of the people they meet and trusting the universe to provide.
Bryce asked me if I knew of what I heard him say, "woofing it". I said that I hadn't. He explained that WWOOF is World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. He said they are in almost every state in the U.S. The couple sometimes stay on WWOFE farms, and in exchange for their labor, they are fed and housed.
You can learn more about Isa and Brice by reading their blog. Isa said it is not quite up to date right now. However, you may just enjoy their photos, public murals, and writings at "Sirena del Aire".