Have you ever considered retiring in Mexico? Have you wondered about daily living in a foreign country where you don't speak the language? What about hotels, hospitals, doctors, restaurants, banks, real estate and cultural activities? This is a diary of my daily life in Lake Chapala and other areas of Mexico. I don't speak Spanish. I am a single retired woman. I hope this blog will give you an idea of what to expect if you decide to make the move.
This morning I received an e mail from a friend saying she is moving out of here. I wonder how many other expats are going to make that same...
Friday, July 1, 2011
A Lovely Woman Standing by a Bed and Breakfast
I love this photo. The woman is real. The dog is painted on the side of the wall. I asked the woman to stand there so I could take her photo. Earlier I had walked by while she was sitting in the open doorway. I thought at the time that it would have made a beautiful photo because of her clothing matching the flowers on the wall. I was too tired and hungry to get my camera out and take it.
When I walked by the second time, she was leaving. So I asked her to stand by the door. She said, "I don't know why you want to take my picture. I am not anyone important."
That struck me as a feeling that I too often have in this indifferent world. I said to her, "You are very important."
It looks like the dog on the wall likes her and sees her beauty and he isn't even real. (I didn't notice that until I put the photo on my computer.) I wish we could all see our own beauty before it is too late and time for us to leave this world.