The Quest for El Gigante
Maybe I talked a good game out there with the guys.
I know I sounded confident and brave...
but when I hit the bathroom I looked at myself in the shattered shard of a mirror on the wall above the broken sink and I looked deep into my soul.
'Did I really have what it would take to find El Gigante and drink from it' I wondered.
I looked at a man filled with fear and doubt.
I thought about Ponce de Leon and his quest for the fabled Fountain of Youth so many years before.
I inhaled deeply as I realized that I must set out on an adventure filled with danger, excitement and intrigue.
Then I took this self portrait.
It is the study of a man on a mission.
The ancients would have called it a 'vision quest.'
El Gigante will be mine!