Monday 11 February 2008

A Question...

What is it about leaving Mexico that causes such ambivalence? It's a funny thing but even at it's dustiest and most inefficient, it still remains endearing. I think for me it is a combination of things, of course. One thing that is really obvious is when meeting another person, a stranger, and exchanging 'buenas dias' (or buenas tardes or buenas noches) it seems so genuine. Another thing is that when you do run into someone you know or have recently met, it is an opportunity to chat and to chat a bunch, for a while. The time it takes to do this it the time it takes to fill in the spaces in your day. It also allows you to notice some of the quirkiness around you while also getting your day to day chores done. So upon reflection, I think it is the feeling of contentment that that I am left with at the end of the day. It is a really nice feeling.

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