I stared out the window of the bus traveling down from Baños to Cuenca pretending that Ecuador was a giant bed and I a lowly bed-bug. It was an easy thing to imagine as the bus moved around the hills covered in a patchwork of greens and browns. It looked much more like the knee or elbow of a slumbering giant shrouded in a patchwork quilt then it did the sierras of the Ecuadorian Andes.
A patchwork quilt decorated with whole smoked pigs, rainbows and indigenous women dressed in rainbow colors. A patchwork quilt we are thinking about someday having commissioned to adorn a bed that we may someday own. Minus the pigs/random women, and with the rainbows of course!
Though It’s a little weird to think about owning things that can’t fit on your back at this point.