Friday, October 05, 2012
home is where the feet are
"What is up with you?"
I am accustomed to the question. But usually there is a certain tone of exasperation and chiding in her voice.
Not this time. She simply sounded confused.
"First, you give everyone the impression you are moving to a house high above Lake Pátzcuaro. The next thing you are talking about buying a house at the beach. Something you have said for four years you would never do."
She was correct, of course. I did fall in love with the elevated view of Lake Pátzcuaro. It even put me in a house-buying frame of mind.
Then I returned to the beach. And re-discovered all of the things that caused me to move down here from Oregon.
On my second evening at the beach, I joined my friends Lou, Wynn, and Scott for dinner at the recently combined Mexico Lindo and Seamaster. The new operation has an exotic "dining-on-the-pier" feel.
The food was fine. But conversation with friends in a memorable atmosphere simply cannot be replicated. It can only be appreciated.
That was reason enough for me to switch my house-buying search to the Barra-Melaque area.
And then there was Thursday's night's pre-sunset light show. I do not get to the beach often enough to watch these heavenly grace notes. But when I do, it is certainly worth the effort.
The photograph is exactly as it came out of the camera. I simply stood in awe as the sunlight traced its laser lights across the clouds.
So, there you are. It may not be very logical. But I am going to lead with my heart on this decision.
I have looked at two houses that interest me a lot. I see a third on Saturday. I will give the full scoop when I see the last house.
And, who knows. I may just throw this open to a poll. I have not posted one of those in a long time.
And as for what is up with me?
I am just enjoying the cards I have been dealt.