After four days in Buenos Aires, I left with a good feeling and at the same time, a little sick of the air conditioning. Had a terrible headacke but i was really enthusiastic about going to Brasil.
After a 2 hours flight i reached my destination. A friend went to pick me up and we went straight to her house, it was around 2 am, get asleep and woke up at 9. My friend wasn’t at home, but her grandmother was, so with my «portuñol» we started talking about different things, she offered me coffee, which i gladly accepted and something for breakfast. When my friend arrived, we had lunch and she showed me the rest of the house. In the middle of the lunch, she asked me «What do you want to do?», i didn’t know what to say, so i looked a little disoriented, and her grandmother, with her inmense wisdom said: «just show him the beach!». My eyes sparkled with joy and answered with a big YES.
Its impresive how that powerfull question, can really let you without clue about anything. I mean we can say things like, i want to eat, sleep, work, rest. But those are just part of our daily life.
«What do you want to do?» There is no correct answer for that, there is just doing.
The good thing was that my friend lived very close to the beach, just 5 minutes by car and 15 walking. So it wasn’t a long wait. How can i put it? The first thing i saw, was this big and yellow sand beach, the sea was light blue and in front of us, a very mysterious island named «Campeche Island». The weather was nice, i took off my shirt and went directly to swim. I was again a 6 year old boy, laughing and having one of my most wonderful experiences of my life. That feeling that i was there, in a paradise, that all my decisions would bring me there, and that suddenly the vastness of the world and the atlantic ocean was open to me. I couldn’t stop laughing and feel thankfull for that precious moment.
That day I had this feeling that the whole world was there for me, just like a big playground, waiting to be discovered. I just couldn’t realize how lucky i was, and of course i would never imagen all the experiences i had the next 6 month in Florianópolis.
The people there call that island, «Ilha da magia», which means, «The Island of Magic». They have lots of stories about how different people realized their dreams and others lost their lives. Who ever you were, if you were there, the island was inviting you to discover her and connect to her energy. Everything you could have in your heart could be posible, but of course, not for free. Because every magic needs something in exchange to work. It can be your money, it can be work, or maybe love. What ever you’d like to receive, you should be able to give back or else be taken by the same force that guides you.
That magical place gave me precious friends, precious experiences and so much love in many forms and ways, that forever, one part of my heart will be connected to Florianópolis.
One of this experiences was a great bath with a huge rainbow in the sky all above the ocean!