Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pura Vida

Pura Vida

You could say that pura vida is the national motto of Costa Rica. It has a simple literal translation - pure life - but the levels of meaning are much deeper than that. It expresses an attitude toward living in a complete, happy and content way. The words describe how we should treat one another.

This young man was a member of a crew setting up at the farmers market. (He didn't just fall off the plantain truck.)  Our guide asked him for me if I could take some pictures. He thought the idea was terribly funny. Pura vida.                        

7 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful image Bob. And yes, it is pura vida!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

He epitomizes up the Pura Vida lifestyle very well.

William Kendall said...

Now that's a good way to relax....

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Now that's the way!
PURA VIDA WORKS FOR ME.

Bibi said...

I saw so much pura vida in India, too. Who needs the frills?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A bit along the lines of 'la dolce vita' hey Bob, hope that you're doing a bit of chilling yourself :)

Stefan Jansson said...

He looks happy and relaxed.