It was a most beautiful sunset tonight. Majestic, in fact. We watched it all and then got dressed and went to town and way back in the hood to the restaurant we went to a few nights ago- El Moro.
I wish I could truly describe this place. It is the opposite of fancy and the kitchen takes up a quarter of the room and is open to view. The decor could be described as...orange.
Not only is the food as delicious as any I've ever eaten in my life but the owner/host is the most special man. He greets everyone as if they were long-lost loved ones. And he dashes from the tables to kitchen to tables again, making sure everything is todo bien.
And everything always is.
And when it's time to leave you get that shot of Xtabentun but you also get hugs and blessings and thanks. Tonight the hugs and blessings were quadrupled for the New Year. I wish I knew everything he blessed us with. Love, prosperity, happiness. Those for sure. And after he gave us our initial hugs and blessings, he came back in for more.
It's almost like he's an angel here on earth and I do not say that lightly.
We've been talking about the fact that we aren't going to get our black-eyed peas for New Years this year and I've been saying I'm fine with that. We ate them last New Years and look how that turned out. Oh, don't get me wrong- we've had some incredibly beautiful things happen this year, the birth of our Maggie June being the first and foremost but there have been some pretty difficult things too on the personal, family, and global level as well.
So. Missing those black-eyed peas doesn't really scare me too much.
And as we were driving back to the hotel, we were discussing all of the blessings we'd just been given at El Moro and Glen said, "I'd take those blessings over black-eyed peas any day."
So here we are, safely back at the Blue Angel where there's a dinner party on the grass beside the pool under the palm trees and a small band playing quite loudly about twenty yards from our room and I'm wondering if they're going to play until the wee hours and although they are quite fine, I have to say I hope not.
We are old.
I suggested to my husband that we could go skinny dipping in the pool and he said that yes, that would probably clear them out. But I doubt we'll do that.
As I said- we are old.
And it does not seem like a wild party although who knows? It's barely ten o'clock and the drinking has probably hardly begun.
Well. It will be what it will be. And it's pretty enjoyable at this very second.
I wish all of us the blessings which were given to me tonight, even though I am not quite sure what they are. But I put my hands in front of my heart, palms pressed together, and I send them your way.
Mostly though, peace, love, and light.