An old Ecuadorian tale provides an important reminder to protect innocent life.
Cotopaxi is the oldest active volcano in Ecuador, and we found ourselves visiting somewhat accidentally!
Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamin dedicated his life to raising awareness of the cruelties and injustices of life, to which he was exposed at an early age. From 1945 until his death in 1999, he depicted the poor and oppressed, and the brutality of those who oppressed them. His work is displayed at the Museo Guyasamin in Quito.
In Ecuador, sunrise is at 6 AM and sunset at 6 PM the year round, so our second trip up a mountain was in the dark. The restaurant we visited was built on the very edge of the world, and I was lucky to have a seat by the window.