“It was a lone voice in the middle of the ocean, but it was heard at great depth and great distance.”
Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

If you’re familiar with the book, then you know that the ending is one of interest.  Florentino tells the river cruise captain to raise the yellow flag of cholera, causing the ports to refuse docking to the ship, and Fermina and Florentino are to remain onboard, in love and together, presumably forever.

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Ah, but the joy of a good book, and the time to sit and relax and read a book.  I suggest that we all take a moment to find a good book to read, and put our efforts towards it.  At the moment I’m sitting on the beautiful Mexican coast, and it’s (almost) like the crazy rest of the world does not even exist.

This is not my beautiful house.

It really does seem as if the entire rest of the world has gone mad.  It’s not that the Mexicans don’t care, they just don’t yet seem to be as worried, or if they are then they do a much better job of controlling their worry.  Every day brings more news, more craziness, and frankly, looking at it from this angle, it seems that people have lost their minds.

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We intended to go back to the states yesterday, but under the circumstances, we’ve decided to stay a few more days and keep watching things develop from where we are; I’m not sure that it makes any difference where we are ultimately, but right now, being in a place where it’s beautiful, balmy, and calm is much better than what we are seeing on the news from home.

 

For the moment you will find me near the beach, in the shade, reading a book.