A unexpected and fortuitous meeting

Dear Friends,

It is a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning. Although the dry season has made our
country look more like a desert than a jungle, the magnificent yellow flowers of
the cortez amarillo currently in bloom provide a (short) feast for our eyes. I am
grateful for all the goodness in my life, not the least of which is my husband’s
body-and-soul-nurturing omelette and hot coffee (from Atenas, of course!!). Get
out early today and enjoy all of Nature’s delights.

Most Saturdays find me taking a short drive around town. I enjoy going through
the center on this day because traffic is light, parking is plentiful and friendly
faces greet me as I walk by. If I am not in a big hurry, I take note of the way the
scenery has changed with the seasons and of any new businesses that have
made their way into our small town. Something always reminds me of why I
love this place. I am an insider permanently enjoying what tourists have to
leave behind.

After my walk around town, I proceeded to La Coope to purchase items that
we needed for our dinner. Saturdays at La Coope are very busy and I normally
avoid going but the errand could not be put off. I saw a friend I hadn’t talked to
in a very long time and we caught up on each other’s lives. Our conversation
touched briefly on the upcoming election, the confusing panorama and the sad
lack of interest in our citizens. We also talked about our respective on-going
personal projects.

After this unexpected “visit”, I returned home with renewed motivation to tackle
just one item on my list of things to do this month. I began by clearing the top of
my desk that had become a catch-all I avoided looking at. It’s amazing how
quickly energy-sapping physical clutter accumulates and how necessary it is to
stay on top of it. I am eager to work at my desk in the upcoming week now that
I have made a more welcoming atmosphere for my creative writing goals.

Have a wonderful day and a terrific week, Marietta

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