I finally made it back to the Aztec park. I had a very early flight and only briefly slept the night before but the flights were smooth and easy and I eventually found the shuttle bus that brought me back to the sacred womb of Minnie.
And so I am back, trying to plug back into my former life.
My world feels sadder than it was before. The residents of this park look older than they did before. I find myself tuning into a techno music station on Pandora. I look different when I see myself in the mirror. I feel young and excited, and old and weary.
The dust is still settling, but I know everything will be just fine.