Learning to Walk on Water / Aprendiendo a Caminar Sobre el Agua

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

MY COUSIN CARLY RECENTLY SHARED a bunch of old (really old, some from the 1930s) photos she received from her grandmother and SG discovered a bunch of photos (scans) of our history together. So, I’ll soon be sharing more stories. I’m sure the statute of limitations has expired on most of the crimes committed by my mother and her sisters.

Today, I have more shots around the neighborhood and on the water. It starts with a bicycle on the beach. I love those big, fat tires. Then comes the Virgin of Carmen, patron saint of mariners. Opposite the Virgin of Carmen, I spotted what appeared to be a paddle-boarding class. Probably a good place to practice, under the watchful eye of the Virgin, especially if you want to learn how to walk on water.

And we finish with yours truly. Today’s mask is the flip side of yesterday’s Great Wave. Judyshannon carried through with the water theme. She’s so clever. And she told me yesterday, she mailed a few more masks!

I’m grateful today, as I am most days. I’ve noticed I can be grateful and miserable at the same time. This is disappointing.


MI PRIMA CARLY RECIENTEMENTE COMPARTIÓ un montón de fotos antiguas (muy antiguas, algunas de la década de 1930) que recibió de su abuela, y SG descubrieron un montón de fotos (escaneos) de nuestra historia juntos. Entonces, pronto compartiré más historias. Estoy seguro de que el plazo de prescripción ha expirado en la mayoría de los delitos cometidos por mi madre y sus hermanas.

Hoy, tengo más fotos en el vecindario y en el agua. Comienza con una bicicleta en la playa. Me encantan esos neumáticos grandes y gordos. Luego viene la Virgen del Carmen, patrona de los marineros. Frente a la Virgen del Carmen, vi lo que parecía ser una clase de remo. Probablemente sea un buen lugar para practicar, bajo la atenta mirada de la Virgen, especialmente si quieres aprender a caminar sobre el agua.

Y terminamos con el tuyo de verdad. La mascarilla de hoy es la otra cara de la Gran Ola de ayer. Judyshannon continuó con el tema del agua. Ella es muy inteligente. Y ella me dijo ayer, ¡envió algunas máscaras por correo!

Estoy agradecido hoy, como lo estoy la mayoría de los días.He notado que puedo estar agradecido y miserable al mismo tiempo. Esto es decepcionante.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

38 thoughts on “Learning to Walk on Water / Aprendiendo a Caminar Sobre el Agua”

    1. David:
      SG would love it and would probably be immediately good at it. He was a good skier (water and snow) and skater (ice and roller). They DO have one-on-one and adult classes. But I think I’ll pass. The sciatica!

  1. cool!

    if I didn’t know that was spain, I would swear that first pix (with the bike/fishing poles) was a beach along the jersey/delaware/maryland coast.

      1. Mistress Maddie:
        Unfortunately, people can be piggish. However, the city stays on top of things so the beaches are always clean. We marvel at how well-maintained everything is. There was even a campaign by the beach bars a couple of years ago: Bring in a cup of cigarette butts you cleaned from the beach and they’d give you a free drink (beer, wine, soda). I’m sure they won’t be doing that this year!

    1. anne marie:
      I hadn’t thought of that. It’s fascinating how if you catch a glimpse, you’re right. So I went around today and took pictures of the town itself, so you can see how different it is.

    1. wickedhamster:
      And you should see all those clothes when she’s carried into the sea on the shoulders of a bunch of burly sailors every year. July 16th is her day. No big festivities this year, sadly, but I’ll share photos from years before. (The bronze-ish one isn’t what gets carried. But a beautiful carved statue in full clothing and festooned with flowers and candles DOES float in the sea. It’s magnificent.)

    1. Bob:
      What’s great is when I’m walking on the beach I only have to put the mask on to share it with you. Easy to keep that 5-foot distance.

  2. You must spend days just shaking sand out of your underalls? I like the empty looking town. Any sharks? Ptown had more sightings then I ever remember. Even two great whites!!!!! Where’s Deedles with her Jaws theme?

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      I DO! I actually got into bed the other night not realizing my legs were still covered in sand. It was an odd night and the sheets got changed the next day. Many people who live here have said, “There are no sharks in the Mediterranean Sea!” We looked it up: There are 20 species. But they rarely get close to shore here. Every so often we’ll see a news story, but they’re usually small and in our time here at least we haven’t heard of anyone being bitten. We DO get jellyfish at times. Sometimes so bad you can’t see the water for the jellyfish. Warning flags go up on the beach.

  3. Those are perfect tires for the sand.
    I would love to take a few lessons on water-boarding…..as in this water-boarding NOT the other!!

    1. Jim:
      PADDLE boarding… I love it! SG would love it but never gets around to it. I think I might like it, but as I said… the sciatica. Maybe it will go away and I’ll get the nerve.

    1. mcpersonalspace54:
      I’m having such a good time with these masks. So many more to come.

    1. KenoshaKid:
      As far as I know, YOUR mother never took part. Lilly, Sylvie, and Mimi were the Gang.

  4. Your friend’s mask making skills are fabulous, you are lucky she gifted you with these. We can all be grateful and miserable at the same time, I think most of us are in that mode right now. Sending hugs across the world, I think both of us could use one right now

    1. Cheapchick:
      And more are on the way that she was inspired to make for us. No idea what the fabrics look like. But she’s got a gift for that, too. I have to make sure to get photos of SG’s daily mask. His are very different from mine and also so cool. Today has been a much better day for us both. At least not every day is miserable. And, yeah, I can sure use more hugs. This is such a physical, demonstrative culture — one of the things we love about it, so to not be able to hugs our friends and neighbors has been tough. Elbow bumps and air hugs and kisses just don’t cut it.

    1. Mary:
      I hope you’ll like some the ones coming up as much. I’ll be sure to share photos of SG’s. If you love these, wait until you see his!

  5. Great droplet mask to stop all those virus-laden droplets! I wonder if balance exercise like SUP would improve sciatica or make it worse? Glad you are not a miserable ingrate! A shame that gratitude doesn’t totally offset the misery.

    1. Wilma:
      Oh, I’ve got a list of everything that could possibly be good for Sciatica. It’s amazing how many cures I’ve been given, but some things at least don’t hurt and make me feel stronger. It’s not so bad lately (touch wood). SUP is great exercise. Unfortunately, the getting on and off, and up from kneeling position to standing, etc., won’t work with my sciatica.

    1. Judy:
      It’s unlike most of the other fabrics I chose. I’m glad I did. Lots of varieties, though, still to come. And who knows what surprises are in the mail from the other Judy now!

    1. larrymuffin:
      It’s so much more interesting this way. I even look forward to putting them on, as long as I have to put them on!

  6. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, You look very sexy in the masks. So much more fashionable than those stinkin’ shorts with one leg up!

    1. Deedles:
      I did today’s post in response to your comment! Oh, those stinkin’ shorts with one leg up. But I prefer that to the diaper look. I love pictures of myself with the masks… and sunglasses. I should wear a hat!

  7. I’d love to join that class, but I have back problems, too. All of your photos are gorgeous. It’s your fault that I long to see Spain.


    1. janiejunebug:
      This is home, so I’m glad I’ve inspired you to want to see it. We have so much more of the country still to see. Beautiful!

    1. Steve:
      Well, those kids in that class were clearly NOT social distancing. I don’t have a clue.

    1. Carole:
      No. Judy gifted us and other friends, but she’s made dozens for charities in her area.

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