|GLAMOROUS AND ALREADY BORED WITH IT ALL.|
Another beautiful Saturday in Sevilla. And our first Saturday as legal residents.
We rolled out of bed around 9:30, had our first breakfast of Greek yogurt and fruit and then went downstairs to El Sanedrín for our second breakfast of tostadas and café con leche. I had my half tostada with ham, olive oil, and tomato. Jerry had his whole tostada with butter and marmalade. De siempre. As always.
While we sat and enjoyed another perfect, sunny morning in Sevilla, Margarita called. I told her where we were and she joined us about 10 minutes later. Jerry and I were already having a pleasant morning. But, seeing Margarita as she headed across the plaza made the sun shine even brighter.
Margarita has lived in many countries. She travels as often as she can and is enlightened, interested and interesting, funny, kind, charming, well-mannered, free-thinking, independent, and stylish. I think Jerry and I should start a fan club.
|ARRIVING. ON THE PHONE WITH MOM.|
We sat and talked for two hours about politics, language, dialects, slang, culture, religion, prejudice, family, roots, tradition. We laughed often. If only the world were filled with Margaritas (and her namesake drinks aren’t bad either).
Jerry and I had gone downstairs in the cool of the late morning. I wore jeans and an old cotton sweater, which became much too warm as the plaza heated up.
As we sat and talked, I realized that not only was I feeling uncomfortably warm, but I also hadn’t showered or shaved. I suddenly felt like a slob. I apologized to Margarita for my appearance. Her response as she looked me up and down? “You? You were born glamorous!”
Another reason to love Margarita.