Monday, July 23, 2012

FLIPPING TORTILLA

I’ve poked a lot of fun lately…
About some of my experiences…
And adjusting to my new home in Mexico.
But there are many more positives...
So, as the saying goes here...
Let me flip the tortilla.
Besides the beauty of the Riviera Maya….
With the Caribbean beaches, palms trees and flowers…
There are the people…
Calm, polite, friendly and loving.
Mothers hold their babies in their arms.
Yes, there are strollers available here…
But moms and dads hold their babies…
While they shop or walk the streets.
I’ve often admired the strength of the women’s arms.
Families go out as a unit…
And children behave.
The only whiny kids I see here are tourists.
Parents aren’t afraid to let their children play outside…
Because there’re no bad men waiting to snatch them.
Couples hold hands, no matter what age...
And at any given moment…
A young couple will stop, embrace…
And kiss with abandon.
You can’t help but feel their passion.
Women embrace their femininity…
They dress to flatter their curves…
No matter how big their curves are.
I’m learning to embrace my inner chica.
Everything here is clean.
Sweeping is done non-stop.
Wiping windows is done daily.
I even saw a janitor carefully cleaning…
The glass case of a fire extinguisher in a mall.
Fruits and veggies are the freshest of fresh…
And sold everywhere...
Grocery stores, fruit markets, and on corners.
And hmm?
I am neither gluten nor lactose intolerant here.
Will I poke fun again at more of my experiences?
I wouldn’t be Em-Musing if I didn’t.
I’ll be taking a break for a week or so…
As some guests are in from out of town.
Until then…
Adios amigos.

Always, Em-Musing

17 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sounds like you have found your Paradise.

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Have a good bogcation, Em. It's true that if you stop to smell the roses and watch the world go by it's a much more interesting place...

Jennifer Shirk said...

Sounds lovely.
Enjoy your company. :-)

Anne Gallagher said...

Sounds like a great place to be. Someday when I'm rich, I'll come visit.

Lydia Kang said...

Looks like innocence still exists where you are!

farawayeyes said...

Ya gotta love the Caribbean!

Carol Kilgore said...

It's been a while since I've been down there, but I remember those things, too. I think it's almost time to visit the Maya again :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Those are some of the exact reasons I love Mexico. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Lynn Proctor said...

this made it sounds very peaceful and lovely :)

DL Hammons said...

It's great to hear about the flip side! :)

Talli Roland said...

Sounds idyllic... glad you're enjoying your new home. :)

The Desert Rocks said...

Sounds like you love it. Thanks for sharing the thoughts on your new home.

Misha Gericke said...

Wow that does sound lovely. See you when you're back. :-)

M Pax said...

Sounds like a truly wonderful place. I'll have to visit it sometime.

Julie said...

I love this saying, flipping the tortilla. I'm going to have to remember that.

Thanks for sharing these lovely impressions, the post makes me want to visit Mexico. :)

Stephen Tremp said...

We'll be visiting next summer on a Disney Cruise to the Caribbean and really looking forward to it!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

That does sound wonderful. There has been so much bad press lately regarding the drug cartels in Mexico and all of the beheadings that it has made me nervous to think of planning a trip to the land of Montezuma. But perhaps those are isolated incidences and do not involve tourists? That's what I would be doing. I so want to see Mexico!