The melocactus flourishes along cliffs and in the hills. Some people stray away or overlook cacti because of their “menacing” needles or because of their strange appearance. However, I believe there is beauty in all of nature. Their vibrant colors say “I am here”.
As the economy continues to flourish, the population grows and buildings rise. But at what cost? We are losing the balance between progress and respecting the St. Maarten’s beauty around us. The hills can only watch as imminent danger stretches towards them.