Thursday, October 07, 2010
Feeling At Home, At Last
Even though I returned to San Miguel on the 19th of September, today I finally feel at home. The reason is that I had my house rented til the 30th of September. Hence I stayed with a friend down the hill where this photo was taken. Then to add insult to injury, on the 24th I got sick as a dog. How sick is that? Well, pretty darn sick.
So sick that I actually went to the Doctor! Last night was the first night I slept through the night without coughing. Geez.
Today I needed to walk around and take care of errands. Things like going to the farmacia. Picking up a few things at the grocery, Espino's. And, of course, fresh flowers - finally.
As I turned the corner near Espino's where outdoor food stands are stationed, a young man with a guitar was serenading his countrymen with a sweet melodious voice and beautiful haunting music. I could hear it for the entire block that I walked.
"Aaah," I thought, "I'm home".
Home IS on a hill. I'm spoiled. In my past life, for 59 years of it, I lived on flat land. Flat land as in the Midwest, East Texas and Louisiana. You can't get much flatter then that. I REALLY notice it when I get back to Texas. I hunger for the first glimpse of the mountains north of Monterrey when I'm driving home.
I'm so spoiled with the views of the mountains, the valley and the nightly sunsets, that when I stayed at my friends down in town, I felt closed in! I yearned to get back up on this hill. Her house is nicer then mine, but it wasn't on a hill.
So, here I AM - HOME - and sooooooooo happy to be here!