Voy por el mundo/cada vez más alegre:/cada ciudad me da una nueva vida./El mundo está naciendo. -Pablo Neruda, Cuándo En Chile
|La Chascona in Santiago|
|Casa de Isla Negra|
Neruda remains an inspirational figure to Chileans and it is clear why. His houses brim with personality: each designed to resemble a boat to represent his love for the sea. I think maybe the reason I so idolize Neruda is his ability to just do what made him happy. He built houses by the sea, collected children's toys, drank as much as he wanted, stood up for his political beliefs, sat around for hours discussing life with close friends, what more could you want in life? Granted, Neruda's ability to do what made him happy was partially due to his wealth, but still his spirit inspires me.
This past weekend our group went to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso and had quite a few adventures, which I'll blog about soon, but for now it's time for me to attempt to turn on the caléfon and go to bed early since I actually start school tomorrow. Guess I gotta put the "study" in "study abroad" at some point!