This month, December 2015, it is three years ago that Roberto and me started our journey, after we fell in love - a little more than four years ago - on the blue Ecuadorian ocean shore. Our encounter was not only love on first sight, but a cross-pollination that changed our lives forever, fortifying our longing to lead a different life than what most modern societies demand.
The result was a travel and life experiment we baptised 'navigate on trust;' meaning trusting in life and ourselves, following an unknown road without plan, let the present moment be our guide, and use our hearts as compass. We had no big savings and no particular destination in mind - only the intention and desire to be together, connect and share with people, encounter new ideas, insights, and worldviews. It meant detaching to physical and material things as much as possible, and embrace uncertainty to the fullest - giving up our attachment to specific results and endpoints, and let the universe handle the details. But is also meant living the years like it were our last, enjoying our love, life, and nature, even when we didn’t know the outcome.
That the outcome would be this - Roberto's death on December 6, after being severely ill for three months - and we would separate our physical existence together is, the least to say, the ultimate super challenge of that philosophy, and I hope that that same philosophy will fill the hole in my heart, give me the strength to keep going, and lead me safely into the future without my great great love and life teacher on my side.
I will continue 'navigate on trust,' the blog and philosophy, and pursue the aim to understand, investigate, and live it even more profound and dedicate all the good that it will bring to him.
My love: nothing lasts forever, except for love, and especially ours. I know we are together always.