Rise up / Levántate

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

IT RAINED. MOSTLY OVERNIGHT, SO I don’t have any photos. But the air is fresh and the sun is shining and, to me, everything is filled with promise.

San Geraldo and I went to bed yesterday afternoon to have a siesta because we could no longer face the reports of the American election. We awoke to a call from SG’s sister Linda to tell us things were looking up. And they are. I would hate to be the government that inherits what this administration has destroyed over the last four years. But I only have hope for the country if the orange menace is out of office. A bonus would be to see him in jail and his family forced to pay back all they’ve stolen.

But I don’t write a political blog. So, the top photo is my view as I walked on the beach at 11:15 on my way to meet Jesica for coffee and English lessons — and wonderful conversation. During these unsettling times, Jesica makes my weeks so much better. Below is this morning’s Fuengirola fashion, which is followed by what it looked like from the beach two hours later when I returned home.

My back is all better. My sciatica is acting up just a bit as a result of my inactivity. But I am able to do my usual stretches again, and I’m about to go for a walk. Things can change so quickly.


LLOVIÓ. PRINCIPALMENTE DURANTE LA NOCHE, así que no tengo fotos. Pero el aire es fresco y el sol brilla y, para mí, todo está lleno de promesas.

San Geraldo y yo nos acostamos ayer por la tarde para hacer la siesta porque ya no podíamos enfrentar los informes de las elecciones estadounidenses. Nos despertamos con una llamada de la hermana de SG, Linda, para decirnos que las cosas estaban mejorando. Y estan. Odiaría ser el gobierno que hereda lo que esta administración ha destruido durante los últimos cuatro años. Pero solo tengo esperanza si la amenaza naranja está fuera de servicio. Una ventaja sería verlo en la cárcel y obligar a su familia a devolver todo lo que han robado.

Pero no escribo un blog político. Entonces, la foto superior es mi vista mientras caminaba por la playa a las 11:15 de camino a encontrarme con Jesica para tomar café y lecciones de inglés, y una conversación maravillosa. Durante estos tiempos inquietantes, Jesica hace que mis semanas sean mucho mejores. A continuación se muestra la moda de Fuengirola de esta mañana, a la que sigue el aspecto que tenía desde la playa dos horas después cuando volví a casa.

Mi espalda está completamente mejor. Mi ciática está actuando un poco como resultado de mi inactividad. Pero puedo volver a hacer mis estiramientos habituales y estoy a punto de salir a caminar. Las cosas pueden cambiar muy rápido.

I love the socks. / Me encanta los calcetines.

Y me levantaré 
Alto como las olas 
Me levantaré 
A pesar del dolor 
Me levantaré 
Y lo haré mil veces otra vez

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..

26 thoughts on “Rise up / Levántate”

  1. Nice beach. Plaid and camo are a distressing combination. Votes are still being counted. I am thinking of a political post.

    1. David,
      Not a camp fan myself, no matter what it’s combined with. But that’s simply due to what it makes me think of — war, guerillas, hunting.

  2. Former Cat 4 hurricane Eta is raining down on us, only a tropical depression right now. We have about 10 inches of rain so far, with more on tap (haha) for the next 36 hours. Glad our living space is 10 feet off the ground! And the timing was perfect to keep my mind from churning over the election. There is hope, but not a done deal so far. Happy to hear that your back is better.

    1. Wilma,
      I’ve been thinking about you. Checked on Belize and the hurricane yesterday. Amazing to think that you haven’t even been hit as hard as nearby areas. 10 inches of rain. That’s half our ANNUAL rainfall. So glad I can picture your elevated house.

  3. I think I know why you have all these fashion statements in your neck of the woods, the logical explanation is that everything is in the wash and they have nothing else to wear. So there you have it.

    1. Laurent,
      That’s it! But I remember wearing suit pants and a dress shirt to the laundromat on those occasions.

  4. we are still COUNTING EVERY DAMN VOTE here in PA. uncle joe says “keep the faith”. and we are.

    1. Anne Marie:
      I’m hoping that the trend continues in these last states, like Pennsylvania. Amazing to witness. I’m keeping the faith, too. And I had LOST my faith two days ago.

  5. LOVE that pic above the post! Love cloudy/stormy days on beaches; David and I have a running gag about what I consider “good beach weather.” When we were in Ireland – sometime back slightly before the Peloponnesian War – we had a great Atlantic storm blow in while we were on the southern coast. Spectacular!.

    1. Wickedhamster,
      I agree. Stormy weather is breathtaking on the sea (when viewed safely). This morning was stunning but I didn’t have time to stop and shoot.

  6. I love the top picture of the gray and cloudy beach. Why? No people of course! You do have a poetic way of photographing stuff. I will go David one step further/farther (I still get confuse with those two words), camo is distressing no matter what it’s combined with. Camo is distressing all by its lonesome 😀
    We should hit 80F today and then plummet down into the 60s tomorrow and beyond. Yay! Oh how I wish it would rain, rain, rain, rain.

    1. Deedles,
      Americans use farther for physical distances and further for figurative distances. So further for you in this case. I agree with your camo assessment. More rain coming here tonight — smaller chance during the day. I want to SEE it!!!

  7. Have to laugh at the combination of patterns the woman is wearing which would imply that she doesn’t care what she looks like, but then check out her manicured nails? Prim and proper.

    Love your stormy beach shot. Enjoy imagining the sound of the waves blotting out all the post election noise. Could use some soothing sounds right about now.

    1. Mary,
      That woman made me so happy. I don’t get many fashion shoot opportunities these days. It was an unfortunately overexposed shot on my phone. Her long white scarf was roughly textured and her blond hair was gelled to death. She clearly made an effort. Had planned to get to the beach this morning and record the surf. Will try later.

  8. We have been waiting as patiently as we can for the results/vote counts to come in. A lot depends on the outcome. And yes, a lot of work to be done if Biden in successful.

    1. Jim,
      Can’t stop looking. It continues to trend well for Biden. That’s all I’m focusing on at the moment. Hoping for us all.

    1. Parsnip,
      So glad we didn’t have to endure those tv and radio ads. How has Arizona taken a beating?

    1. Walt the Fourth,
      More rain to come, but the best is being saved for overnight again. I hate to miss it. (To think I used to prefer when it rained overnight).

  9. Yuk, what a sight! Do the Spanish not use the expression “Blue and green should never be seen without something in be-TWEEN!” ? – though in this case, even if she isn’t Spanish, the actual colours worn are the least of the problem.

      1. I feared that would be so but couldn’t be bothered to work out if there was any way to make it rhyme, which would have been a miracle to be sure.

  10. The personal is political, as they say! I get your election fatigue, believe me. But it’s important they count every vote and get that count right, to stave off any legal challenges or appearances that would feed this right-wing paranoia about “stealing the election.”

    It’s so funny that someone’s wearing camo on a beach in Spain. Did she just come in from deer hunting?

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