February 23, 2010 18:07:25
By Jessie Kwak
Photos by Robert Kittilson
“¿Quisieran que les cuento la historia de la mistica sirena?
Would you like to hear the story of the mystical mermaid?” Señora Teo tapped her walking stick on the trail and glanced over her shoulder. I nodded, too out of breath to answer.
“Not too long ago, there was a shaman named Gregorio,” she began, without a trace of exertion. “He and his wife lived by the river, and he would often go up to the base of the waterfall and speak with the mermaid that lived there…”
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