|ADÁN Y EVA (ADAM AND EVE), I PRESUME?|
After breakfast this morning San Geraldo and I were going to walk over to a great office supply store I recently discovered in the neighborhood of El Arenal.
San Geraldo went upstairs to drop off his e-reader and I visited with Adela, Paula, and María at El Sanedrín. I said we were going to do a little shopping before the stores closed for siesta.
Adela looked confused and said, “Where are you going to shop today? It’s a fiesta [holiday]. Everything’s closed.”
“What fiesta is it now?” I asked.
Adela said, “Constitution Day. And don’t forget that Saturday is another fiesta, La Inmaculada Concepción. [The Immaculate Conception].”
I just checked and, yes, there will be a procession Saturday! It heads out from the Cathedral at 9:00 in the morning. I’ll try to make it. I apparently missed today’s procession from noon to 3. That was for La Virgén Pura y Limpia (The Virgin Pure and Clean… which I thought they all were).
We do need to do a better job of keeping track of our local, regional, and national holidays, when just about everything is closed. There’s not much food in the house and San Geraldo had planned to go grocery shopping today. Instead, we had lunch at Los Niños Del Flor and dinner tonight will either be spaghetti or out. In the meantime, I’ll just fantasize about the miniature “food” available around town.
|AN ABUNDANCE OF MINIATURE PLASTIC FOOD…|
|… AND MINIATURE KITCHENWARE.|
|AND THEY’LL EVEN COOK IT FOR ME!|
The annual “belén” (nativity scene) displays are in all their glory around town. The pre-Christmas belén market once again sprawls near the Cathedral and Archives. I have absolutely no religious interest in the creations, but I loved dioramas when I was a kid and could have an absolute ball with what I find here. I’d create at least one of my little worlds around the shamelessly naked Adán y Eva pictured at the opening of this post. Maybe I could buy dozens of them and create a miniature nudist colony with pools, hot tubs, and even a cocktail bar.
I’D LIKE ONE OF EACH.