Friday, October 30, 2009

A Quote for My Friend Peggy

I am reading a wonderful book titled A Three Dog Life a memoir by Abigail Thomas. This is a quote from it. This is for you Peggy. I think you will appreciate it.

"Twenty years ago I asked a friend if he felt (as I did) a kind of chronic longing, a longing I wanted to identify. "Of course," he answered. We were having lunch by the pond at 59th Street, watching the ducks. The sun was out, the grass was thick and green, the ducks paddled around in the not very blue pond. I was between lives. "What is it?" I asked. What is it we are longing for?" He thought a minute and said, "There isn't any it. There is just the longing for it." This sounded exactly right. Years later and a little wiser, I know what the longing was for: here is where I belong."

Morning at Lake Chapala in Ajijic

I have nothing to say about these photos except that I feel blessed to have seen so much beauty in one morning.

The Light over Lake Chapala

Thursday, October 29, 2009

San Juan Cosala

I went to the hot springs at San Juan Cosala today with my friend from San Blas. It was great. Unfortunately, I didn't take my camera. I didn't want to worry about it at the pools. The place was practically empty. The water was clean. The weather was perfect. No wind. Not too hot. What a lovely day. I haven't been out there for many months. My last memory of the place was of too many people. I hope to start going out there more often. It is a beautiful way to spend an afternoon.

We walked into the town. We remembered a great restaurant there, near the plaza. Unfortunately, it is closed on Thursdays. I have been kind of stuck in a rut lately, doing the same things all the time. I need to make an effort to get out and do different things. Otherwise, life, even in paradise, becomes boring. I am glad my friend arrived and wanted to take a trip out to the hot spa. It is good to be reminded of the wonderful places there are to visit near where I am living.

I have heard from other people about living near tourist attractions and never visiting them. It is easy to take these special places for granted. Until you leave and then it is too late to visit them. Kind of like life. Let's enjoy all the great things in our lives now and not forget about them until it is too late!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Lake Chapala at Sunset

There were quite a few fishermen out at sunset yesterday. I didn't see any fish being caught but it was very peaceful.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday at Lake Chapala and the Lake Chapala Society

The Day of the Dead is almot here.

The Lake Chapala Inn is a very nice bed and breakfast along the water in Chapala.

Above photos were taken along the water in Chapala.
The indoor market in Chapala.

The fountain in the park by the lake in Chapala.
I went in the morning to the Lake Chapala Society before taking the bus into Chapala with my friend Judy.
My neighbor's dogs.

Above photos were taken at the LCS.

Free massages at the plaza in Chapala. Only men were interested.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Lake Chapala on a Sunday in the Late Afternoon

Chico and I always enjoy our walks. Sundays are my favorite because there are many Mexican families out having fun. It was a beautiful warm day. Today the time changed back one hour so the nights will be longer. I don't like short days but it sure beats going into winter up in the States. I would be foolish to complain about my life here when there is so much beauty all around me.