Category Archives: Relationships

A Soft Landing

When I decided to come to Mexico one last time, it was not without reservations. Perhaps not trepidation, but some hesitation. I have not been here on my own since my stroke in 2017.  I looked carefully at the things … Continue reading

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A Pueblo of Children

Visiting here in the pueblo I have loved all of the children coming to my house and painting pictures, reading,  or working jigsaw puzzles. Many have come, and grown, and gone. Some have brought their own children back.  But two … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

I can’t say that I knew Dona Rosa. She was a beautiful enigma to me, standing out clearly in a modern village. Maybe it is the fact of my own aging but I am drawn to the lines on a … Continue reading

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There is Comfort

I have learned through the years that bad news has a greater dimension when I receive it in a foreign country. I am a long way from home. There are people who “love” me – but do they really? Or … Continue reading

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Feliz Cumpleaños

Yesterday was stellar! Until then I had attended a lot of parties in Mexico. I’ve celebrated two-year-olds, weddings, quinceañaros, gringo birthdays, U. S. elections, etc. I’ve just never been at that table in that enramada with those people, ordering heaping … Continue reading

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I Love a Massage

I haven’t used Lupita’s services much in past years – un masaje now and again if I had aches and pains. This year, though, I have become a fan. It isn’t difficult to schedule. If she and her assistant, Laura, are … Continue reading

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Dancing with a Dog

  Well, not everything works out perfectly, does it? Not even in paradise. In case you haven’t noticed, I spend some time with children in this village. As usual, this year, they come to my casita to draw and/or to work … Continue reading

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My First Sunday Morning

I have enjoyed my normal welcome here. My name is called from all directions and children run to me in the street hollering, “Doña Linda”. I feel the love in the bountiful hugs from those I know well. I am encompassed immediately … Continue reading

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Love in the Village

I have been coming here for many years. There is a pattern that I now recognize – of life, of death, of love. This summer some of my young friends lost their grandfather. The widow’s home was set up for neighbors to … Continue reading

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A Summer Trip

July is not my chosen time to come to Mexico. Only the High School graduation of a courtesy granddaughter has brought me to this hot, humid, and rainy place. The bright side is seeing the people I love. When I … Continue reading

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