Just to put this out, because it is so important, too.
Jose is a good man. Everyone probably has an intuitive feeling about what a good man is. He is a good man. And, he is a very lucky man, because he has a very good woman by his side.
Katiuska is next to him, beside him all the way. She is the one who organizes everything and knows all the details of everything. Everything. At my first seminar here, when I knew nothing about the farm, any question I had, pretty much the answer was always, “We need to ask Katiuska…” I found myself chasing her a bit, waiting for the right moment when she took a breath in between overseeing dinner and grabbing a handful of cilantro from the yard, to quickly stand in front of her and say, “I have a quick question…which one is the bucket for the chicken food?” or “What do you do when the hot water runs out?” or “How do I find the new compost pile?” or “How do I find Rosa the babysitter?”…She somehow managed to stop and gracefully find a way to answer every tiny question we would bring. Gracefully. Amazing grace and patience.
I’m on my way to make dinner for my family right now, so this is brief. But to place a small bookmark here, to return to when I can. A big part of Something About Jose, is that there is something special and remarkable about Katiuska, too. They’re in it together, side by side. Their love and relationship permeate the group and this farm.