96 – Ancient Mysteries

We are discussing mysteries in our Spanish class.  The statues of Easter Island, alien abductions, ancient markings on the land only visible from the sky.  It’s so that we can express opinions and put forward theories about what we believe. Continue reading

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95 – Waterfalls

Ana-Maria stared at me in disbelief outside our front doors.  “¡No hay cascadas de agua por aquí!”  There are no waterfalls around here, she insisted.  Yes, I said, well not in the pueblo, no, but up there, up in the mountains.  I pointed vaguely upwards, or northwards, sort of over there …. Continue reading

94 – Priceless

It wasn’t the best of days.  But as the stranger who helped me said, “You can tell a lot about a person by how they react to difficult situations.”  He should know – he had watched two or three people every day drive into the same bollard I had driven into.  He had waited with some of them, too, for the tow-truck, though some (he said) were so rude that he didn’t bother. Continue reading