In my dreams, I envision a place. It’s a place of profound natural beauty, yet willing to embrace humanism. The place would have water, sunlight, and an aura of wonderment bordering on sanctity. It would invite complete immersion of the senses – the feel of a pool encompassing the skin, the taste of surprise to find such wetness surrounded by desolation, the vision of grandeur only nature can provide, the smell of tropical growth hugging the walls, and the sound of water tippling into the otherwise still waters.
This is the place.
“Ik Kil” ecological park contains one of the largest cenotes – sinkholes – on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. There is plenty of science in cenotes (covered at Science Traveler), but for now let’s simply immerse ourselves completely in the beauty of nature.
David J. Kent is the author of Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity (Fall River Press) and two e-books: Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of Its Time and Abraham Lincoln and Nikola Tesla: Connected by Fate. His next book is about Thomas Edison, due in Barnes and Noble stores in summer 2016.