The air is buzzing with synchronicity tonight on the last night of 2013. The rare occurrence of the solar and lunar cycle simultaneously ending tonight on New Year's Eve and beginning again on New Year's Day is a cosmically synchronized happening. So make sure to keep your twinkling saucer-eyes open for those weird, out-of-the-normal coincidences.
Taking a moment to peek back at this past year gives me the chills. It might just be the residuals of 2012, but 2013 was a Trip in every sense of the word.
I started off the year exploring Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras, San Blass and Colombia. I visited ruins, swam in cenotes, bled in the jungle, climbed to the top of volcanoes, looked down a gigantic, lava-filled volcano crater, went volcano boarding, did a lot of star-gazing, sun-gazing, moon-gazing, moon-bathing, dived alongside Caribbean stingrays, sea horses and coral reefs, went night diving, sweated and led in a temezcal ceremony, ate peyote pies in the Mexican desert, ate kilos of raw Oaxacan cacao, camped along the Pacific, got attacked by a pack of beach dogs, ingested dozens of mushrooms in Mazatecan Veladas, fasted for a combined total of 500+ hours, became a vegetarian, met a lot of weird and interesting people from all over the world,, chewed Salvia Divinorum leaves on top of the Pyramid of the Sun, went parasailing over Medellin, lived with Benedictine monks in Colombia, was almost decapitated, road-tripped up and down the east coast and west coast, melted in the decadence of Burning Man, expanded the ZOOMDOUT website, soaked in about a dozen hot springs, drank from about a dozen cold springs, drank a lot of raw, organic cow milk and goat milk, and learned about the Shiva Sutras in the paradise of Esalen. I'll be sure to write more about those experiences in upcoming ZOOMDOUT Trip Reports.
Below are flashbacks of 2013 in fifteen seconds (including some pictures from the 2013 Central America Winter Trip, Burning Man and a tasteful assortment of internet images) The music is from the folk rap track Kryptonite by The Uncluded (Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson. If you'd like, you can "feed your head" with pictures like these in 2014 by tuning into the ZOOMDOUT Trip on Instagram.
Have a Happy new moon and New Year!