Monday, March 19, 2007

San Jose - Fathers Day

spectacular... surreal is'nt this one above...

and the blue here in the water a reflection of the sky above and makes each small stream a wonder...

i wish i had sound with these photos... what noise would we hear here i wonder... a tinkle of small bells, the gurgle of the water and bird noises...


today! most towns seem to have had a day off, but alhaurín el grande was all open and so was our shop, well for the most part, our supervisor turned up and was not happy about something that had changed on the saturday, so first of all we locked all the customers in... and we had lots of them, then we locked them all out! sounds a bit funny, but it wasnt at the time, we felt bad about it, and it was very confusing to the customers, especially as the start of the day we were selling a whole bag of clothes, which means as many as some people could squash into one, for only 50cents! yes you read that right, 50c! and then during and after the shut down, back up to the 2€ we had been down to last monday! trouble is its all winter clothes and by now we have usually got all the spring and summerwear out, no one wants warm wollies now! 25 degrees in the shade today and we have sweaters and cordory jeans for sale!

oh denise if your reading this... wish you had been there to see it all, you would have laughed along with us over it all, (afterwards) how is ireland? have you settled back there yet? how is the baby coming along?? we still keep ooooing and arhhhing over little pink outfits for you, as if you were still here in alhaurín...

In all the languages in the world,
there is the same proverb,
'What the eyes don't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.'
Well I say that there isn't an ounce of truth in it.
The further off they are, the closer to the heart
are all those feelings that we try to repress and forget.



Anonymous said...

Exquisite, Marian. :-)

Now, who are these sayings from at the bottom of your posts?

Marian said...

lily... i 'borrow' the sayings from Paulo Coelho, from his alchemy 2005 diary, there is saying or quote from a different book of his on every page, and i post one after each blog till i have gone through his diary, i have completed a whole year already and started again! and with a few others i have in little books about the place from other people too! sometimes the quote seems to go along quite well or have a special meaning on the day its in, which always seems quite strange.

and looking ahead to the one for today i will do later, once again its true...

Anonymous said...

Ah, thank you!