Sandra, Summer 2018
I went to Panama this summer to celebrate a wedding and family reunion with my husband’s dad’s side of the family who are from there. They were all so warm, full of joy and really represented unity in my eyes. During my time in Panama, I picked up this shell from a beach – enamored by its beauty and the tranquil moment I was having collecting shells as waves came by. Now as I look at it, I’m reminded of the importance of family celebrations and unity and the need for society to slow down and connect with mother nature – both important aspects of what I understand as Panamanian culture.