Today is surreal. It has been far too long.
Christmas in WalMart makes me feel like I want to wipe my hands of the whole thing. The worst aspects of the holidays. Consumerism. I need to stay off the computer. Spanish carols & carollers. Poinsettas planted in the plazas. Giant plastic trees. I still need to acquire our Christmas pinata. I could go for some rum & eggnog...
It's nice being with friends at least. Tonight we'll be going to a CSing house party. It will be nice visiting with people who are away from home as well. My friends are used to it, & I'd like to be like Renee & Erika & not take too much stock in it. Tamara is skyping her family & Liam in Australia right now; Santa has already been there. I am sweating & want to feel the cold. Tomorrow I will be waking up early to walk through the streets alone. Maybe see the sunset & walk through the jungle to catch some animals before the sun gets too hot. I wish I could do it to the sound of the Weakerthans, Angry Dragons, Suncity Dwellers, Kids on Fire, Moses Mayes or Novillero...
I feel for the Mexicans during the holidays. They all work overtime, because it is the high season, instead of spending time with their families. They are very religious & family oriented, but it is necessary, since the low season is devastatingly low.
Alot has happened in this past week - you will be quite surprised. Every day there is a similarity to my second home on the West coast. I swam in the Atlantic today - turquoise blue & very choppy. Smells funky. No surf. There is something empty about the beach towns with no surf. I am trying to rest my restless legs.
Last night I was chatting with Al immediately after Christmas dinner with gramma, Aunt Elsa & mom, as well as Abraham from Sayulita. I couldn't help but think I should be anywhere but here.
Being away isn't easy. I never thought it would be.
Merry Christmas everyone. I am dreaming of advent calendars. And you.