Saturday 16 February 2008
Fish on Fridays
Sometimes getting caught in the past for just a moment is such a thrill. Even here in this relatively hip and happening town, there are moments that just sneak up on me and, zoom, I am back in time. I guess it's catching a silence, or a view, or a tradition that is totally lacking in anything modern. Why is that so attractive? Even yesterday in town there were fish vendors doing a booming business on the streets. We hadn't seen that before. And then in the market itself the meat vendors were mostly all closed. What was going on? Well, it was Friday and it is Lent and the tradition, still pretty strong here, is fish on Fridays during Lent. Let's just say that this recovering Catholic girl was transported back in time pretty quickly. I liked it.