|Living in the Midst of Rainforest (standard:other, 270 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Jan 02 2013||Views/Reads: 1541/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A short summary of expereince living in the midst of rainforest.|
Living in the Midst of Rainforest (August- November, 2012) Subba Rao Pouring rain over 165 inches per year Intermittent liquid sunshine Mounds of molten black lava rocks Non-indigenous trees overtaking the native A rainforest without parrots and monkeys Roaming free range chickens and wild pigs Relentless Coqui noise from tree frogs left unchecked Abandoned sugarcane turned into cane grass Two inch native bananas Ripe wild mangoes on the ground to pick Beach parks without beaches Clothing optional Can't live without Boogie boards and boots Surfers waiting on rocks like seals for big waves Imported reggae rhythms as island music People flocking to hot ponds and tide pools Everything organic whatever it is Wild donkeys tamed as pets Everywhere yoga studios Meditation mantra on sale Ashram dwellers seeking universal love Gays gathering around the steam vents rubbing each other backs Multi-ethnic melting pot a bright spot Happy hippy colonies Pot paradise Farmers' markets selling from pot to produce Inspiring green papaya salad and sweet Taro pudding 8 dollar burrito Flourishing Floriculture and Apiculture A place where the Seventh Day Adventists get respect Misguided youth walking bare foot and smoking pot Roadside fruit stands selling Lilico'I, papayas, avocados, mangoes and Chayote squash Land prospectors waiting to cash on Retirees living in gated community constantly mowing grass with loud noise on 8 acre plots Mainlanders dressing in floral garments and growing facial hair to masquerade Cooking gas in portable cylinders Geothermal generating more noise than power Lackluster solar power Wind energy up in the air A distant possibility of Tsunami and volcanic eruptions Living in midst of rainforest on the Big Island, Hawaii Tweet
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