Friday, September 12, 2008

Pot of Gold Civics Lesson

I arrived back in Mexico this afternoon - so far all green lights at customs!

We went to dinner in next Mexican village tonight for pizza at a locally owned restaurant. It overlooks the town square with a view of the church and the ocean. It is quite wonderful. You are able to watch them make the pizza and cook it in the brick stone oven.

The owner's son, Eduardo, was our waiter. He grew up locally, went to public school and spoke beautiful English. He allowed the kids into the cooking area and they made their own mini pizzas. I can not describe adequately how excited they were - suffice it to say that Eduardo has Rock Star status with them.

As we are eating on the balcony we are watching Mexican life around the square. There are taco stands packing up for the night, an inebriated older man stumbling around barefoot, a bride in coffee colored taffeta having her picture taken, street dogs nipping at each other and kids playing in the gazebo.

Then we see it. The most perfect rainbow. It is beautiful. We discuss the pot at the end of the rainbow. I ask Oldest Son what he would do with the pot of gold. His reply is "We would have to give half of it to the government since it is on their land." Husband and I just burst out laughing. We have no idea what made him respond this way but it is basically true. He will be such the model citizen.

The rainbow is gone within 2 minutes ... a message to savor the moment and slow down enough to see the beauty right in front of you.

Shabbat Shalom

1 comment:

Steve Cotton said...

It is moments like this that make familiy life such a joy -- no matter where you are.

And peace with you.