Sunday, July 17, 2011
One Never Know
One never knows what to expect when walking into the jardin. The jardin is the center of life in San Miguel de Allende and most villages throughout Mexico. The Parroquia is the religious centerpoint. Most things of importance occur in front of the Parroquia and the jardin.
It's always fun to walk in and see if there will be Aztecan dancers. Or the taxis with their hoods open waiting to be blessed which I have seen. Another day all the new office furniture was stacked in front waiting to be blessed to be taken to the Municipal building. Nothing fancy. Metal desks and file cabinets.
I find these things charming and innocent.
One day last week upon entering the jardin I saw a row of ATV's. Not my favorite thing. Noisy, polluting things, in my humble opinion. I had to stand and watch for a while before I could figure out why they kept circling on the streets surrounding the jardin.
Finally I got it. They were filming a commercial for something - ATV's I presume. I thought it was very interesting that the participants were wearing bandanas over their faces. I wondered if it was to hide their faces or because of the noxious fumes. Probably both?
It just goes to show you that no two days in Mexico are ever alike. No sterile environment here. It could as easily have been a llama in the back of a truck or a parade or a Zumba class which has happened many times. The list goes on and on.............