I started to write on Saturday about how grumpy I was for several reasons and didn't cause I thought, who cares? Each reason, to the naked eye, was insignificant but added together, I was irritated. I try NOT to get irritated.
The first, don't laugh, were some garage sales that by the time you went at the time they were supposed to start - everything was sold out because they had started an hour or so beforehand.
Ok, so it irritated me because I had corrsponded with one of the people having the garage sale and I wanted to buy all her art supplies for the little girl's orphanage. She knew that - she sold all of it anyway.......boy was I ticked off. I truly wanted that stuff for the little girls. I don't have this red hair for nothing!
Then I hurried to the centro to take photos of the altars in the jardin (notice Michael I spelled it correctly) and there was a huge altar by a business in San Miguel that had advertising for the company all over it. I walked around it several times, totally speechless at their lack of sensitivity. I was also appalled that the municipal government allowed it. I came home from that episode and the garage sale episode, grumpy.
When I'm grumpy I don't want other people to have to experience that part of me, so I stayed home and read. My way of "getting over it". And, I did.
But this morning at the "coffee klatch group" one of the other women mentioned the altar and how offensive she found it. I was thrilled. I thought maybe it was just me and I was being petty. By the way, of the 8 women in this group, I'm the ONLY Democrat.........ha. Everyone chimed in with their surprise and disappointment in that altar.
I found it restoring that I'm not the only one who doesn't want to see everything in the world become commercialized, especially Mexican trditions.