Stop and Smell the Bougainvilleas
We have two Bougainvilleas and I do take the time to appreciate them. 12 years in Mexico has taught me more patience. For sure. Sometimes it takes a few trips to the place like a hardware store to get what you need after it will sure "be here tomorrow." Best to say okay and check back. A lot of things move slower. Me included....
I live in Puerto Rico, not Mexico, but there are similarities. I find the commitment to family, which does sometimes slow things down, a kinder world to live in. I went to pay my property taxes, and need to fill out a form, as well. The person who processes that form was away last week (Semana Santa) and is also gone this week due to a family priority. When will they be back? Unknown, just stop by again next Monday (the person who handles that particular thing only works Mondays at this office) or the following one, who knows? And then, when I do connect, I will ask how the family is, and they will get a chance to talk about whatever is going on, and I will get a chance to offer support if there is any to be had from my world, and our community will have a chance to become that little bit closer. The difference in time urgency can be lovely. Thank you for your take on it! I'm not fond of beating my head against the wall, either.
Amen! I prefer no banging my head on the wall, thank you very much. 😀
I enjoyed reading your treatise on Mexican Time especially your bookends: "Stop and Smell the Bougainvilleas" and "And, if you reject the idea of living in an environment wherein the clock and the calendar don't represent firm definitions of what you want and when you can get it, well - there's always Switzerland". Thank you for putting a smile on my face this Monday morning.