Drawn to Scale

Patterns from a Rooftop: Chapter 3

The Yucatan altered the complexion and stature of my journey through Mexico. The life I observed there served as a gateway to the heart and significance of the region’s culture, south from the peninsula into Belize and northern Guatemala.

Eventually one finds one’s stride on a journey, or one packs it up, quits and goes home. Though the daily accounts found in my travel journal were gnarled in doubt at the beginning, this section of the trip marked a long-lasting payday – the point where the lessons of the trip started to make sense. And sense is all about scale. Obviously I had not learned, as I should have, how to generalize the relationship between scale and happiness that I had partly gleaned from months living in Italy. In the Yucatan and its people, that personal failing was partially, if not definitively, corrected.

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Start the full journey here for the series Patterns from a Rooftop.

Party Crashing a Mission Town
Patterns from a Rooftop: Chapter 1
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Preface & Reader Response

Resurrecting Small
Patterns from a Rooftop: Chapter 2
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Preface & Reader Response

Drawn to Scale
Patterns from a Rooftop: Chapter 3
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Preface & Reader Response

On the Lip of Languor
Patterns from a Rooftop: Chapter 4
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Preface & Reader Response

Raising Ruins
Patterns from a Rooftop: Chapter 5
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Preface & Reader Response

Epiphany at Atitlan
Patterns from a Rooftop: Chapter 6
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Preface & Reader Response

Wheels Up, Trujillo
Patterns from a Rooftop: Chapter 7
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Preface & Reader Response