Friday, August 31, 2012
MORE Street Scenes - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
When I come around the corner and see the man from the mountains bringing either tierra for the summer gardens or firewood for the winter fireplaces, my heart always skips a beat.
I've written about these people before who walk for nine hours from the oak and pine forests up near the extinct volcano south of San Miguel to sell these two items throughout the year.
They can't go home til everything is sold. It's too steep a climb if the burros are still loaded.
Just a week or so ago it was about 2 PM and I saw three men and the elderly woman resting up against a wall before starting their trek back. I can't even imagine their lives.
I feel honored to witness these people. I'm grateful to live in Mexico.