Wednesday, June 10, 2015
On To Lighter Fare
But, on to other things. Monday, while driving down Mesones, (the street to the parking lot), I saw an elderly, old man who had an old wooden cane and who walked doubled over. Truly he appeared to be 100 years old, at least. He had huaraches on that were just about that old as well.
In my rear view mirror, I saw a cop on a motorcycle passing on my left side and then pulling in front of me.
I knew what was going to happen.
The policeman pulled over to the curb next to the old man, got off the bike, set it up and walked over to the old man. He extended his arm and he and the old man walked across the busy street where three lanes merge.
I've seen this before, here in San Miguel, and it ALWAYS chokes me up. Always. It was my gift for the day to see such a beautiful, genuine, thoughtful gesture in respect for the old man. I so wish I had thought to get a photo of that beautiful scene.
But, this photo of the sheep was not outside my house. Rather it was on the road as I left the Tuesday Tianguis yesterday. I couldn't believe my eyes as I pulled out of the parking lot heading home. But, as I drew closer, I slowed down and photographed the sheep who was having a field day with all the green stuff to munch on.
I think the sheep is from a small Mexican farm not too far from my house. As I headed home, I tried to figure out how in the world, in my broken Spanish, I could explain to the farmers that I thought I saw their sheep. I gave up and went on home hoping that one of the people in that neighborhood would figure out what I had figured out and let them know of the "sheep that got away".
Life is never dull in Mexico! I like it that way............