TO FIND - The Search for Meaning in Life on The Gringo Trail
The year was 1980. I had just completed a doctoral degree at Johns Hopkins University. I was burned out. Life had become dull, routine, monotonous. With a mere four hundred and ninety-five dollars in my pocket, I set out with photographer friend, Stefan Kale, on a trek through Mexico and Central America. TO FIND is the story of an adventure across raw deserts, up into remote mountain villages, out onto pristine islands, and deep into tropical rain forests. Relegated to the most basic forms of transpiration - peasant buses, dilapidated trains, and more often than not using our thumbs to snag a ride - we lived an existence devoid of plans, destinations, and schedules. Above all, TO FIND is an excursion of the soul. It is a kaleidoscope of exhilarating experiences that include mystical encounters with the lost civilization of the Maya, a deadly tropical hurricane…and much more.