Pura = pure and vida = life
Technically, “Pure Life” in Spanish would read “Vida Pura.”
Instead, one meaning of the phrase is closer to plenty of life,
full of life,
this is living,
cool. . .
It can be a greeting, a good-bye, how are you doing, see you later…
The phrase decorates t-shirts and bumper stickers, covers sarongs and skin tattoos.
Pura Vida IS Costa Rica.
Jaco Beach, Costa Rica
I want to be there.
Instead I will live vicariously through my characters,
through daily writing and editing, and through my memories.