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    [post_content] => Dear Family and Friends,

Early this morning, we bid farewell to a remarkable group of young women after two weeks along an unforgettable journey in Panama.
Now that your children are safely aboard their international flight with Dr. Schott and Mrs. Allen, returning to their familiar lives in Nashville, we would like to take a moment to express our sincerest gratitude for entrusting us with the well-being of one of the most treasured parts of your lives over the past two weeks. We have all grown very close, a bonding process accelerated and deepened by the challenges and achievements involved in exploring Panama together.

As instructors, we feel so fortunate to just begin to glimpse into the bottomless well of love you hold for your children and from which Samantha, Sophia, Delaney, Katie, Eliza, Sarah, Katy, Marimac, Zoie, Elizabeth, Neha, Karin, Sydney have repeatedly drawn inspiration for their interactions with each other, us, and Panama.

We feel grateful to have been gifted with such incredibly curious, engaged, thoughtful, conscientious, compassionate, budding global citizens for students. All 13 of them have humbled us in unique ways.

We hope they return to you with a deeper awareness of the world and their own unique potential. We also know that the transition back home will take time and patience. They have all been through a unique experience that does not immediately lend itself to words. Please be patient with them and allow the space for their stories to unfold organically over the days and weeks to come.

With so much love,
Japhy and Annelies

Photo: Celebrating our final night together at Plaza Bolivar, overlooking the old and the new city.

—

I cannot rest from travel: I will drink
Life to the lees: all times I have enjoyed
Greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those
That loved me and alone; on shore and when
Through scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vexed the dim sea: I am become a name;

— Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ulysses
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Farewell, Harpeth Hall – Thanks for a beautiful journey!

Instructor Team,PARTNERSHIP: Harpeth Hall Panama

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Dear Family and Friends, Early this morning, we bid farewell to a remarkable group of young women after two weeks along an unforgettable journey in Panama. Now that your children are safely aboard their international flight with Dr. Schott and Mrs. Allen, returning to their familiar lives in Nashville, we would like to take a […]

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01/20/17

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Instructor Team

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    [post_content] => For her 18th  birthday this morning, members of the group joined Katie Wilkins in a surprise swim off the boats in the Pacific.  She started her day early with a visit to the hammock.  We are on the road to El Valle, where her birthday dinner awaits.  
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Katie’s Birthday

Simon Hart,PARTNERSHIP: Harpeth Hall Panama

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For her 18th  birthday this morning, members of the group joined Katie Wilkins in a surprise swim off the boats in the Pacific.  She started her day early with a visit to the hammock.  We are on the road to El Valle, where her birthday dinner awaits.  

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01/19/17

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Simon Hart

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Cemaco, the indigenous village we visited in the Darien, was a place of tiny people, plant based tattoos (hagua), mosquitoes, parumas (skirts worn by the women with colorful designs/flowers), the howling dogs that kept us up all night, river bathing, beads, and children everywhere. The entire community could only hold at most 250-300 people. There were 4-5 year olds doing chores and holding babies, young children swimming in the rivers with no parents in sight, kids playing soccer, etc. When we first arrived, they did cultural dances for us. While most women simply wore a paruma and beads, the few men wore loin clothes (some with beads!). Later that same day, we saw the chief's son wearing shorts and a t-shirt and that made us laugh and wonder how much of their welcome was a show vs. a tradition. The women told us about a secret plant they would rub all over their babies so they would never grow body hair. We really wanted them to tell us which one but they wouldn't :(. We tried to perform dances for them and they laughed at us as we attempted to sing songs and dance. We even did the Cupid Shuffle-- throwback to middle school mixers!! We went swimming in the creek and a few of us jumped out of some trees. Sydney and I also jumped off a mud cliff! My favorite part of the day was trying to communicate with the kids while playing soccer despite the language barrier. So fun!! Another interesting part of the day was when 2 lizards climbed out of Katy and my shirts out of nowhere!! What a surprise. Overall it was a wonderful cultural exchange, and we hope we made a positive impact on their community!! Our group is truly an incredible group of girls and I am so glad I've had the chance to connect with them in such a special way.
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Connecting with the Indigenous Community in the Darien

Eliza Hawkins,PARTNERSHIP: Harpeth Hall Panama

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Indigenous Village in the Darien Cemaco, the indigenous village we visited in the Darien, was a place of tiny people, plant based tattoos (hagua), mosquitoes, parumas (skirts worn by the women with colorful designs/flowers), the howling dogs that kept us up all night, river bathing, beads, and children everywhere. The entire community could only hold […]

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01/19/17

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Eliza Hawkins

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Through all of these simple activities with the kids in the community, my mind grew infinitely. I've never been happier. I saw people connecting despite having no way to verbally communicate. This whole world was different. The elders struggled to keep their culture alive as Westernization took over the community. The native language was being lost as Spanish took over, and women were becoming embarrassed to be topless. Having our tour group visit motivated some to practice a traditional dance and stay invested in the unique culture.

First Morning in El Valle:

Waking up surrounded by mountains was an incredible sight. I felt encompassed by the earth, and a slight drizzle brought out a vibrant green color in the leaves. It was comforting knowing that we were able to at least do a little laundry this morning as well, considering a majority of us have been rewearing and rewearing the same dirty, dank clothes for days. The first group activity we did involved blindfolds, which made us a little skeptical at first, but as we put them on and started wandering around an open grassy area, we became comfortable bumping into each other. We found a partner in the confusion and studied her hands: the muscles and bones, the skin and fingernails. It was an intimate experience as some of us automatically knew whose hands we held while others had no clue. After creating unique greetings and gestures, we went our separate ways, alone again, and we're given the task to blindly identify our partner again. A couple groups found each other within seconds, recognizing soft hands or bracelets or rings, but others took a while to reconnect, but when they did, each partner was certain she had found the other. It taught me that people's presence and movements are essential to understanding them in their wholeness, and that judgements shouldn't be based on sight. Sometimes it may feel as though you are walking alone, but in reality, people are all around us.

Lunch was exciting because we were set free with our partners we had found earlier to explore El Valle. My group was relieved when we found a pizza place because rice and beans are good in moderation.
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Darien and El Valle

Katie Wilkins,PARTNERSHIP: Harpeth Hall Panama

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Journal Snipit from the Darien: Through all of these simple activities with the kids in the community, my mind grew infinitely. I’ve never been happier. I saw people connecting despite having no way to verbally communicate. This whole world was different. The elders struggled to keep their culture alive as Westernization took over the community. […]

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01/18/17

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Katie Wilkins

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       Let me start by saying, I am absolutely overwhelmed with joy and awe. Today after our long bus ride to the Darien, we took a speedboat to a beautiful private beach on a peninsula. We were all surprised and in shock by the dark sand, coconut trees, tiki huts, and all things extraordinary. I believe this is the best surprise I've ever had; in fact, I teared up upon setting foot on the beach and taking in so much beauty.

       Later in the afternoon we learned how to make coconut oil. It was an elaborate process, and it was interesting to see every step, from breaking the shell off the coconut to squeezing out the final product, and everything in between. It is breathtaking here. I could live here for the rest of my life and always be happy. [post_title] => Darien - Punta Patiño [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => darien-punta-patino [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-18 21:40:38 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-19 04:40:38 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/blog/ [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [categories] => Array ( [0] => WP_Term Object ( [term_id] => 596 [name] => PARTNERSHIP: Harpeth Hall Panama [slug] => spring-2017-partnership-harpeth-panama [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 596 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [parent] => 595 [count] => 45 [filter] => raw [term_order] => 0.1 [cat_ID] => 596 [category_count] => 45 [category_description] => [cat_name] => PARTNERSHIP: Harpeth Hall Panama [category_nicename] => spring-2017-partnership-harpeth-panama [category_parent] => 595 [link] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/category/spring-2017/spring-2017-partnership-harpeth-panama/ ) ) [category_links] => PARTNERSHIP: Harpeth Hall Panama )

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Darien – Punta Patiño

Elizabeth Wood,PARTNERSHIP: Harpeth Hall Panama

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       Let me start by saying, I am absolutely overwhelmed with joy and awe. Today after our long bus ride to the Darien, we took a speedboat to a beautiful private beach on a peninsula. We were all surprised and in shock by the dark sand, coconut trees, tiki huts, and all things […]

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01/18/17

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Elizabeth Wood

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    [post_content] => As we first pulled up on the shore of the Darien, I noticed the subtle differences between the rest of panama that we had seen and the place that I was standing now. Even the landscape of the beach and villages contrasted that of the rainforests we had just been emerged in. As we made our way to the village of cimaco, we entered a self reliant world that seemed so peaceful to an outsider. It was wonderful to see how willing the locals were to share their culture with us. As soon as we walked up, they greeted us, and soon began some of their traditional dances. They also began to sell us some of their artisan beads and offered to paint our bodies with their tattoos. This generosity struck me because they seemed so proud of their culture, which I admired. I found it sad when Nina, the peace core volunteer, informed us that the village was struggling to maintain their culture, because the younger generations were straying from the indigenous culture. Overall, the Darien is a fascinating place, and it was really cool to see the indigenous culture of panama.
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Darien

Sarah kunkel,PARTNERSHIP: Harpeth Hall Panama

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As we first pulled up on the shore of the Darien, I noticed the subtle differences between the rest of panama that we had seen and the place that I was standing now. Even the landscape of the beach and villages contrasted that of the rainforests we had just been emerged in. As we made […]

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01/18/17

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Sarah kunkel

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    [post_content] => It's pretty weird how sometimes nature can reflect your mood. We were riding through a boat through the ocean/ brackish water in the Darien, and the water was so muddy, and the water was so choppy that it was almost like it was personifying my internal anxiety about this portion of the trip. I'm not usually too nervous before an adventure, but the Darien was so worked up in my head to be super scary and super intense and super rough. I started to get over this nervousness when I started to look at other things besides the jarring, jolting water. The light peeking out of the clouds was amazing, for starters. The light splotched on different parts of the islands around us, making the already mottled green even more splotchy. Also, the curvature of the mountains that was sometimes hidden by the low-lying clouds became so homey somehow. They reminded me of the blue ridge mountains back home, except we were also surrounded by ocean. In these boats, which were honestly glorified canoes, we got super wet. Water splashed in on all sides, and I realized that everything that seemed intense from back home was really impossibly incomparable to the things out here. Life is just so different. We finally got to our destination, which was a dark sand beach with a hut made from logs and palm tree leaves to mark itself as a port of sorts. We jumped in a John Deere (so familiar) tractor-pulled wagon and headed up to where we were going to stay. And when we saw it, a bunch of us cried. The dining area was a White House with a red brick porch, lined at all sides by different flowering tropical plants. This hostel at the top of a hill was also walled in on all sides with views of swooping mountains or the crooked shoreline that was fed by blue water and sloping ridges filled with more tropical foliage. In order to get to our rooms, we had to walk through two arches made from densely-packed flowering vines, and the houses themselves were brightly painted. Inside, there were dark wood walls and thick mattresses for us to sleep. Each one of the windows revealed a different view of the tropical scenery that amazed all of us. Probably the best part, though, was lunch. The amazing cooking staff had made us shrimp and lobster tails. It was like walking around in a living dream. I never want to leave this place. I think that this is all still a dream.
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Dreaming Probably

Marimac McRae,PARTNERSHIP: Harpeth Hall Panama

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It’s pretty weird how sometimes nature can reflect your mood. We were riding through a boat through the ocean/ brackish water in the Darien, and the water was so muddy, and the water was so choppy that it was almost like it was personifying my internal anxiety about this portion of the trip. I’m not […]

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01/18/17

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Marimac McRae

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    [post_content] => Although the children here lack many of the simple items children in the United States take for granted, the children are so happy and excited. I would even go further and say the kids we saw today at Cemaco seem even more content with their lives than children in the US. I think one of the main reasons for this difference would be that kids here are taught from a young age to be more resourceful. The lack of this idea at home seems to stem from the United States obsession with consumerism. Now, I am not an exception to this toxic trend; however, I am starting to realize many of the ways consumerism negatively affects my life. I had been doing a lot of thinking about this topic before coming, yet seeing the people of Panama that I have interacted with live by a resourceful value system has shown me how fulfilling a life of less can be.
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Excerpt from Day 10 Journal Entry

Neha Ramanna,PARTNERSHIP: Harpeth Hall Panama

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Although the children here lack many of the simple items children in the United States take for granted, the children are so happy and excited. I would even go further and say the kids we saw today at Cemaco seem even more content with their lives than children in the US. I think one of […]

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01/18/17

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Neha Ramanna

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Self exploration

Sophia Howard,PARTNERSHIP: Harpeth Hall Panama

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It’s in the risks and failures I make and take that I discover who I want to be and who I am. In the uncomfortable times I am forced to make peace with myself realizing that all I really need to be happy is myself. I am the only person who is in charge of […]

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01/18/17

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Sophia Howard

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    [post_content] => Our time in the Darien was my favorite part of the trip. My favorite time during these three days was when we went to Cemaco. Here, we were greeted by the chief and his son, Clifford. Once we settled in, the people in the village showed us a few of their traditional dances, and we then got to join in and dance with them. Also, they allowed us to buy pieces of jewelry they had made, and I am obsessed with the items I purchased. I really enjoyed getting to play with the kids and trying to communicate with them. Even though there was a language barrier, I was still able to learn about the people in the community. I got to end the day playing basketball with Clifford and sitting with the children. Even though our time in the village was short, I felt as though I had gotten close with the people that lived there. I am so grateful we got to experience the culture of the people in Cemaco.
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Day 10

Samantha Ruccio,PARTNERSHIP: Harpeth Hall Panama

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Our time in the Darien was my favorite part of the trip. My favorite time during these three days was when we went to Cemaco. Here, we were greeted by the chief and his son, Clifford. Once we settled in, the people in the village showed us a few of their traditional dances, and we […]

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01/18/17

Author

Samantha Ruccio

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