"I know well what I am fleeing from, but not what I am looking for," Montaigne. Elizabeth Hardwick in her book Sleepless Nights, opined "When you travel, your first discovery is that you do not exist."
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Santa Mission, West Bank Demerara, Guyana
Santa Mission is a small Amerindian village with Arawak and Carib inhabitants on the Pokerero Creek (off the Demerara River). The magnificent tree is a silk cotton tree (see Melville's Ventriloquist's Tale, p. 218), planted by the British. A craft shop sells local crafts, especially weaving.