We must be aware that we are planting the seeds every day that will burst open and feed our future selves.
In 1999, I admired a woman in Panama who’d brought her baby to Bocas del Toro. At the time, this archipelago of islands was undiscovered. My travelmate and I rode bikes on an air landing strip, took a boat around deserted islands, and held sea urchins and starfish on untouched reefs. Now the area is more “touristed.”