Smaller, by Lizzy

Alzar School | 01.01.10

Everything is smaller here. From the toilets to the soda to the people, it seems like everything has been put into a massive shrinkifier. I am having a hard time deciphering whether everything in the US is just unnaturally humongous, or if everything here is small. There are two things, however, that are larger than life here: the mountains and the amount of joy and peace. The mountains are breathtakingly wild and huge and awesome. You can almost feel and taste how alive they are. As far as joy goes, I’m already blown away. In Los Quenes, our sweet first campsite, I saw people that by our standards would be poor, but glow with definite peace and joy. So here in this majestic country of big and small, I am having the time of my life and can’t wait for more.