Editor’s Letter

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” ― Neil Gaiman

Oh Neil Gaiman you are so right! I have known plenty of rational wonderful people turn absolutely bonkers over love. In this ever more rational world the human heart continues to baffle us, but one truth is that whatever makes you feel this good, will undoubtedly make you feel just as bad- this rule applies to tequila as well!Well baffled or not, you can tell just by looking at the cover that this issue is going to be a little bit lovey-dovey. It’s February after all and nothing says February like flowers, cardboard hearts and boxes of chocolates. However what stood out with this month’s articles was how compassionate and community oriented they were.

There are a lot of great heartfelt events this month, starting with the blues concert to raise money for Un Nuevo Amanecer on February 4th, tickets are available at Café Juanita and Hemingway’s.  Jim Spicka is putting his artistic talent towards a good cause on February 8th with an art show to raise funds for The Bacaanda Foundation.  On February 16th Rotary Huatulco will host its annual ‘Have a Heart’ dinner and bingo as well as giving out over 280 wheelchairs from February 13th to 16th in connection with 9 Canadian Rotary Clubs.

Part of travel is getting to know new people and being open to the unexpected. Read about some reader’s memories in our  ‘Tortilla Soup for the Soul’ on page 15.

And romance? Well there is no better place for romantic dinners, weddings and falling in love than the Oaxacan Riviera. Whether you are about to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary like our writers, the Chaikens, or getting ready for your first date, remember, love is not always easy, but it’s almost always worth it.

Happy Valentine’s!

See you next month,