The Procession of San Jose on Cuesta de San Jose last year....................
I don't know where that phrase comes from but it's appropriate for this situation. I decided about a month ago to have a dinner party out in the gardens and on the roof terrace. Then began the task of inviting people...........I stopped at 60!................AND I had not invited all I would have liked to include, but I realized I couldn't get any more people here.........I don't think.
So then I decided NOT to cook but instead to have various restaurateurs prepare their best dishes. I ordered tables and chairs and silverware etc. So far so good.
Then today I heard that the Feast of San Jose that they didn't have the weekend close to March 19th for the Feast of St. Joseph because of Easter is, THIS weekend. OK, let me set the scene. Parades, music, dancing in the street, eating and having fun - always in the streets because the Mexicans' homes are not big enough, in most instances, for a street party. Of course the culmination will be FIREWORKS and guess where they set them off? You got it, right outside my house overlooking the canyon. I have to laugh! It is usually so tranquil here - hence the name, Casa Tranquila - BUT I have the feeling that this gathering on Sunday night is not only going to be multi-cultural (which I love) but also NOT tranquil.