Good morning. Have you eaten yet? Have you had your morning coffee or tea? have you injested your sons snot? I have. Yeah it was a little token of his love. Don’t ask how just know it happened.
So I am currently eating oatmeal, drinking coffee and watch Nacho Libre for the zillionth time because my 2 1/2 year old son loves it. He has to have his purple blanket on to watch it so he can do the eagle egg dance and summon his eagle powers.
This movie oddly brings me to my next subject and that is my love for the spanish culture. I love them. I don’t mean Spain, though I am sure they are kick ass too, I mean Mexico-Spanish. I have only had one experience actually surrounded by this culture and that was when I was 12. The closest I have come is Juarez New Mexico. I slept at an orphanage there and helped paint and do some other things around the property. I also played basketball with some kids too. I was 12 I think. It was very cold at night and the little heaters didn’t warm properly. Cement floors and walls. But the colors and the smiling faces bring me a lot of happiness. I think they have things more in balance when it come to living life and when it comes to death for that matter. Their life seems more about celebration and living life instead of deadlines and duties. I am sure I glorify it in my mind, but still even in that orphanage everyone seemed happy to be there, the staff and the children. In American standards the place would have been shut down because it didn’t have the right floors or the right sinks etc., but there it was doing what some orphanages here fail to do, and that is provide a loving atmosphere.
I would like to go back and I would like to actually go into Mexico this time. I miss traveling and experiencing life through other peoples eyes. It is enlightening and it has been one of the most influential things in my life. The traveling I have done has pushed me to think outside the box.
Next time perhaps I will blog on my experience in thailand, also at an orphanage and in other parts.
Right now I have to get off and see to my son who is sick this morning, snot strings are going from one ear to the next. Fun times, fun times. I need to summon my eagle powers for the day. Caw! or Squak! Or whatever the fuck they say.