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...
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Bridge of Sighs
It is hot in the afternoons here now. I have been spending several afternoons just sitting in my casita reading. It is even too hot to sit in my yard. I am reading Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo. The book is about families and family secrets and what we want to be real vs. what is real. I came across this passage that I think is very thought provoking:
The line of gray along the horizon is brighter now, and with the coming of light I feel a certainty: that there is, despite our wild imaginings, only one life. The ghostly others, no matter how real they seem, no matter how badly we need them, are phantoms. The one life we're left with is sufficient to fill and refill our imperfect hearts with joy, and then to shatter them. And it never, ever lets up.
Page 563, last paragraph
(This doesn't fit into my quantum physics parallel lives theory but it is probably more realistic.)