In 2015 I was given a 3 month assignment in Brazil. My travels had me primarily stationed off the coast of Sao Paulo on an island called Ilhabela. Fortunately, I was able to bounce around small neighboring fishing communities as well as islands like Victoria and Buzios. I was able to witness first hand communities living directly with the offerings of the ocean. The fallowing year I made my way to the Misiones Province of Argentina. I spent most of my time in San Ignacio, Posadas, Libertad, and Iguazu. I became tangled within the connecting network of rivers and waterways. Everyday felt as if the jungle was moving in and about to engulf me. In a sense it did swallow my spirit. I feel a piece of be belongs to the jungle and to the water. Mother nature is savage and wild. However, the people who live in these areas are resilient and happy. I learn a lot about what it is to be human when traveling. South America has a special place in my heart. I receive daily visions of memories from my experiences there. I was consistently greeted with smiles, open arms, and shared visions of a better world. These are the people the inspire me the most.