The children approached us fearlessly while we drew in Merida, looking on curiously. They followed behind us in droves when we spilled off our bus into a local village. They gathered around to draw and pose for us both in Merida and at the Cordeleria. The children at the Cordeleria called Paul 'Santa Clause' in sugar-sweet voices, noting his sugar-white beard. They insisted on being our guides at Ek Balam. I loved watching them play at the beaches, running, giggling, falling, throwing, splashing. If only I had had unlimited resources, my camera would have snapped their images many more times.