Thursday, November 19, 2009
The future of Mexico!
I've said it before and I'll say it again, "One MUST be flexible to live in Mexico". I thought this last evening and I saw it in action today, over and over again.
I was supposed to go to Pozos today to visit my friend Gayle and to see her newest assemblages. They are selling in galleries now and going faster then the proverbial hotcakes, so I wanted to see them before they are all sold. Well at about 8PM last night THAT plan changed and the trip was moved to Saturday.
Ok, no problem. I had a list of "things to do" and I could always do those. Then this morning while getting ready to head down the hill, the phone rang and a delightful friend is in town from Sarasota. We talked and made plans to meet at Aurora for lunch to catch up on the last three years.........
Ok, no problem. I DO head down the hill and as I come around the corner at the intersection of Nunez and Mesones, a policeman pulls his motorcycle up and doesn't allow any traffic onto Mesones, one of the main streets into centro. What the heck? Then I looked farther on down the street and there were buses for as far as I could see. I said to him, "Desfile?" and he rolled his eyes and said, "Si".
I had asked and asked and been told the kindergarten parade of the wee ones dressed up as revolutionaries was scheduled for Friday. Obviously I was not the only one with the wrong information. The bus passengers were all bailing out of the buses and standing on the street to see what was going on.
I turned another corner and lo and behold.........there they were, all the mini revolutionaries. The future of Mexico.
A gaggle of little ones. I have to talk to myself when I see them. I say "You have enough photos from previous years (an understatement)" and "just keep walking". Ha, it never works. I'm out there bending down and taking photos one right after the other. It's a good thing my Picasa blogger site only allows me to post 4 photos per blog or ya'll would often be inundated with many more photos. Especially when it comes to the kids.
So, I was way laid, got photos for almost an hour and then went about my errands. SO glad I had my camera!
It certainly wasn't the day I had planned BUT that is the joy of living in the moment, Mexican style. Viva Mexico!