08 October 2012

Greetings and Good Wishes Once Again

Pardon me for neglecting to bring in my towel that was hanging over the rail before I took this photo.

Sunday--yesterday--the high was 81.3° F. (27.4° C.) at 5:11 p.m. when this photo was taken. The low at night had been 39.4° F. (4.1° C.) because I am at 6,237 feet (1,901 meters) above sea level. Specifically, I live at Latitude 20° 58' 13" N and 100° 47' 30" W a bit south of the Tropic of Cancer. I have never experienced a more pleasant climate in my life.

Yesterday, as usual, I flung the doors wide open at sunrise and left them that way until sunset. There are few troublesome flying insects. As for the scorpions, it makes no difference whether the doors are open or not. A hummingbird will occasionally fly in here and panic. He always finds his way out eventually though. By the way, that is a braid of garlic hanging in the upper right. I have a weakness for garlic in my food. It also prevents evil spirits from coming through that door.

I know that many of my visitors here, those from the Russian Federation for example, live in colder climates. I myself come from a colder climate. Colder climates have their own charms. But let me tell you something, my friends. This is heaven on earth. I have done nothing to deserve the life that I live in Mexico. It is no secret that I love Mexico dearly. Mexico has been my salvation. Perhaps lightning will strike me tomorrow. Perchance some catastrophe is coming. Perhaps a volcano will erupt or the earth begin to quake. Now in this moment, however, I could not be more content.

I have warm feelings for all visitors to this blog and hope that for each of you, wherever you are, life holds as much peace and beauty as mine does here.

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