I Look Forward to a Dull Evening
January 25th, 2011 by Les

Sir Winston Churchill, British leader,  once said: “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”

“We could probably slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress.”  Will Rogers, American Humorist

David actually looks forward to a dull evening often but, alas, being married to me has put a crimp in that dream…so to speak.

First of all, he should have known several minutes into our first date, things would not be any where near what one could justifiably call a “normal” existence.  Short story…we were strolling in downtown Dallas headed toward the Dallas Museum of Art on a lovely spring afternoon.  Out of the blue, as he headed toward the entrance at what I was later to learn his usual lope, I ended up “ass over tea kettle” on the well trodden sidewalk.  Rushing to my aid he was met with the “hand”.  Stopping short, he watched in amazement as I, now laughing uncontrollably…accompanied by snorts and gasping for breath in a very un-lady-like manner…..managed to right myself within seconds of the unfortunate incident.  Barreling ahead, trying to reinstate the laughable idea that he was with this sophisticated, charming, lovely, erudite and graceful woman I jettisoned myself through the museum doors.  Once enshrined in the beauty of the building I tried to gracefully look up into his eyes only to find I had lost him in the crowd.  Obviously, after a little searching, I found him stunned but smiling and thankfully ready to continue the date.

Nothing has changed.  He knew from the get go my immediate area of study in the field of psychology was and is sexual attitude reassessment.  Intrigued, as are most people, he has lived with my slightly askew of center attitude toward sex and its many variations within the human condition for a long time now.  A mix of interest and humor as well as a modicum of astonishment and a dash of the truly ridiculous has helped him deal with the fact there probably will never be a dull evening.  Halleluiah!

For instance, this morning over his cup of coffee he mentioned, in passing, there was an article in the New York Times entitled “Lack of Sex Among Grapes Tangles a Family Vine”, which you may want to read.  I kid you not.  Here’s the link if you’d like to read more:

Overlooking Life

To the right is a picture David recently took of our two Adirondack chairs.  What very popular commercial does this picture conjure up?  I’ll let you masticate on that for a while.

Any who, we are in this lovely village of Ajijic and, while time does not stand still, it is also not herding us toward this or that accomplishment.  The Mexican culture invites time for rest and relaxation during the course of the day.  Siestas are common and many businesses are closed in mid afternoon re-opening in late afternoon.  Ah, what to do with your time.

One of the wonderful benefits of a slower lifestyle is rediscovering ourselves and, if we are lucky, that special someone in our lives.  Whether one has been with their partner for years and years with much history,or if one has been blessed with a new significant other later in life, living a slower lifestyle gives you the opportunity to explore that relationship and see it in a whole new light.

Let’s face it, snowmen fell from heaven unassembled.  We need to nurture all aspects of what makes us…well us.  A guy, who shall go unnamed, once said to me: “My wife has sex with me for one purpose.  Last night it was to time an egg.”

Consistency is the final refuge of the unimaginative.  Having time to explore this beautiful, diverse and, admittedly, passionate country is a wonderful gift for those of us that live here.  However, in the process, let us not loose sight of what is right in front of us, if we are lucky enough to have a special someone in our lives.

I leave you with this thought.  You know how most packages say “open here”.  What is the protocol of the package that says, “open somewhere else”?  Be ready to embrace not only the allure of Mexico but allow yourselves to go somewhere else and open that package that is making this journey with you.  Be ready for the excitement of that discovery, as well!

Viva Mexico! 

Came but for friendship, and took away love.

Visit the BoomerstoMexico Photo Store at , to see more of the beauty of Ajijic Mexico in David’s photos. 

If you are in the Lake Chapala area now, please visit Gallery in Paradise located at Hidalgo #10 in Ajijic to see more of David’s photography as well as fellow artists Nancy Gray and Judy Katz.

A walk down the street.

Unusual house scuplture.

Another look at the house sculpture.

Sunlight catchers outside a neighbor's home.

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