Shadowy twosomes / Sombra parejas

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

THE SHADOWS ARE COMING AND going today under our mix of blue skies, sunshine, and clouds. The sea is calm. People are enjoying the beach. We had rain overnight recently. It wasn’t much but it did rain. There’s currently a 2 percent chance and that drops to 1 percent in two hours when it’s supposed to be completely sunny. Since it often doesn’t rain when the chances are 94 percent, I don’t really know what to make of 1 percent. There was a day in recent months with a 4 percent chance of rain. We had a downpour.

I met friends Tynan and Elena for a beer out in the open air before lunch. Safe and satisfying. When Tynan texted me just before noon, I was feeling low and was considering going back to bed to escape reality. He and Elena turned my day around.

San Geraldo and I finished lunch a short time ago. We’re watching the series “Narcos Mexico” after having watched just plain “Narcos.” I think we should have watched them in reverse. I have three hours to avoid a mood crash before I video chat with my wonderful friend Susan. That will perk me up no matter what.

I didn’t shower for Tynan and Elena. I wonder if I should shower for Susan. Then again, they could smell me, she won’t be able to. Of course, without my shower I know I smelled “eminently masculine citrus fruity” according to L’Occitane in their description of my Cedrat fragrance. As I neared the table today, I’m sure my friends caught my “open[ing] with refreshing citrusy scents, blending cedrat bark and sparkling bergamot.” Actually, I’m sure that’s exactly how Tynan described it once they were home.


AS SOMBRAS ESTÁN LLEGANDO Y desapareciendo hoy bajo nuestra mezcla de cielo azul, sol y nubes. El mar está en calma. La gente disfruta de la playa. Recientemente llovió durante la noche. No fue mucho, pero llovió. Actualmente hay una probabilidad del 2 por ciento y eso se reduce al 1 por ciento en dos horas cuando se supone que debe estar completamente soleado. Dado que a menudo no llueve cuando las posibilidades son del 94 por ciento, realmente no sé qué hacer con el 1 por ciento. Hubo un día en los últimos meses con un 4 por ciento de probabilidad de lluvia. Tuvimos un aguacero.

Me reuní con los amigos Tynan y Elena para tomar una cerveza al aire libre antes del almuerzo. Seguro y satisfactorio. Cuando Tynan me envió un mensaje de texto justo antes del mediodía, me sentía deprimido y estaba considerando volver a la cama para escapar de la realidad. Él y Elena cambiaron mi día.

San Geraldo y yo terminamos de almorzar hace poco. Estamos viendo la serie “Narcos México” después de haber visto simplemente “Narcos”. Creo que deberíamos haberlos visto al revés. Tengo tres horas para evitar un cambio de humor antes de chatear por video con mi maravillosa amiga Susan. Eso me animará pase lo que pase.

No me duché para Tynan y Elena. Me pregunto si debería ducharme para Susan. Por otra parte, podrían olerme, ella no podrá. Por supuesto, sin mi ducha sé que olía “cítricos eminentemente masculinos y afrutados” según L’Occitane en su descripción de mi fragancia Cedrat. Al acercarme a la mesa hoy, estoy seguro de que mis amigos me sorprendieron abriendo “con refrescantes aromas cítricos, mezclando corteza de cedrat y bergamota espumosa”. En realidad, estoy seguro de que así es exactamente como lo describió Tynan una vez que estuvieron en casa.

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..

24 thoughts on “Shadowy twosomes / Sombra parejas”

  1. Love the citrus, cedar and woodsy scents, with social distancing who gets close enough to smell anyone?

  2. I would love to know how meteorologists come up with those percentages. I mean, really, how could there be a 1 percent chance of rain?! Our forecasts (at least on my phone’s weather app) seem to stick to increments of ten — a 30 percent chance, or a 40 percent chance, but never 35 (or 32 or 37) percent.

    1. Steve:
      It makes no sense to me. I suppose if there’s a 1 percent chance and it DOES rain, they can say, “See? We told you!” Right now, we’ve got clear skies and a TWO percent chance of rain. Get out the galoshes.

  3. Oh no, the runners stepped on a crack! Hope their moms are OK. I would love your citrusy smell. Bergamot is a favorite of mine.

    1. Wilma:
      I have no idea what bergamot smells like but I do love the combination in this fragrance.

    1. anne marie:
      And I even showered! Thanks re the shadow pix; I have a great time with them.

  4. LOVE these! Looks like they/top are precariously balancing on the feet of the bottom ones. Well done!

  5. There is such drama in black and white – which is such a strange term for shades so nuanced. So what you smelled like was someone who had not showered in a citrus grove??????

    1. Willym:
      Actually, I smelled like someone who HAD showered… but in a citrus grove… with no water. Grayscale is much more descriptive, don’t you think?

  6. I have no doubt that Tyson and Elena went home to discuss your citrus scent for hours. I appreciate a good-smelling man after years of marriage to a stinky one.


  7. I love the sound of your scent…I can almost smell it from here!
    Those percentages of rain can be very confusing. I have 3 weather apps on my phone….one is a radar based thing where you can see where the clouds/rain are at the present moment and which direction they are headed . The other 2 nearly always have completely different ideas of how much rain there is going to be or when. So annoying. Why can’t they all see the situation as it is?We have had a slight flutter of snowy stuff earlier this morning but nothing like enough to settle.

    1. Frances:
      I found the description very entertaining. But, somehow, it fits. I also regularly compare my weather apps and find they rarely agree… not even close. When I was at university near Rochester, NY, the local weather station would look out the window (of their non-soundproof studio — we could often hear trucks go by) and the weather forecaster was: “It’s snowing!” “It‘s raining.” The most accurate “forecasts” I’ve ever experienced.

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