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Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

What do you expect when you wake up and start your day? My day involved serving breakfast to the homeless at the Catholic Church. Followed by a phone call from social security to discuss my deceased husbands back pay that I may be eligible for. Helping clear heavy palm leaves from a friends estate in the summer heat. Finally ending with a treasure hunt for cold pressed coconut oil which involved Rasta’s and goats.

My adventure to find coconut oil began after I just got out of my friend’s pool to cool off after hard labor (of which I had forgotten my swim suit and for the first time just said, screw it I’ll go in my underwear).

Another friend led me to the spot where he thought the street vendor would be that sold the oil but that ended up leading to another vendor, followed by fake directions to throw us off the scent of the true coconut oil vendor. Eventually after stopping and going in the middle of the road, backing up, turning around, and just laughing at the obscurity of the task at hand we found a man with goats. Yes, we ended up down a road and he said lets just stop and talk to this guy with goats. Alright why not. He was a Rasta, an organic, true to nature and all around nice guy. At first I was scared since this was a stranger down a back road and he looked unapproachable. But I followed And smiled as he asked about where the coconut oil could be bought and imagine the coincidence when he said his sister sold the oil and she was up the road. We then started asking questions about goats and sheep, on how they will eat the grass differently. Sheep will eat the grass down do the dirt but goats won’t completely annihilate the earth. There was a dog that guarded the goats. The dog’s sole purpose was to watch the goats, he was not a buddy and you did not pet him or see him but he knew his goats. The chickens will peck you if you get too close. The guy burns the top of the beak off so that they won’t kill each other. The white geese, three of them, lay there eggs but the darn mongoose keep stealing them. How crazy this new world is when you have the right guide to lead you around.

Up the road we found the oil and a very nice lady named Violet. The place was what looked like an old cargo container on the side of the road and a vendor stand in front. It was clean and there was fruit, soap, oil, handmade items and all were very nicely displayed. The oil is in a very nice bottle and it just seemed almost unreal that in the middle of no where it was like we found a mini bath and body works slash fruit stand. I am being taught something from a ton of different angles and I like it. Plus now my skin will be smooth and moisturized from the coconut oil and I can protect myself from the sun. I even got some nice natural bug spray.

A year ago I was in Michigan and Andy was sick. Now I am traveling around an island with my ex-marine friend and having my eyes opened to new things and realities. Thank God I got out of Michigan. There is a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Some days are dull but days like today remind me why I went and why I was supposed to go.

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