Good bye but not forgotten PV
One of my friends that I’ve met while in PV (Puerto Vallarta) as the locals call it was sharing with me her mixed emotions about leaving this magical place. I told her that I understand completely what you mean. I’ve been feeling the same way.
I’m totally cherishing my time here, it has made such an impact on my life, from the people that I’ve met, the friends that I’ve made, the writing that I’ve had time to do, it’s been amazing!
My landlady/friend Arcelia and I have become so close, one day she knocked on my door and gave me a present….it’s a beautiful handmade scarf, so soft, I was so surprised, she said that in the mornings when we walk she didn’t want me to be cold, she had a mutual friend in the market make it for me, I’m still speechless.
But it’s more than that, we’ve become so comfortable with eachother that we joke around all the time which is very difficult to do in another language, she doesn’t speak a lot English but understands somethings. Yesterday she picked up a PV Mirror which is a free newspaper geared to the English speaking tourists, and said that she is going to read it and what she doesn’t understand, her son will explain to her….this comes from a woman who told me that she doesn’t want to speak English….I think that my visit with her has had a great affect on her too.
Then there are ofcourse my Mexican friends, our dinner parties, the two clowns, yes clowns just like me or I should say “Valentine” that I met and watched preform a few times, Tuesday afternoon I’m going to meet with them and teach them a few skits for their stage act, for my clown friends, I’m teaching them Banana Bandana, Mary Mary and Motorcycle Mama.
Then there is Francesco the extraordinarily talented sand sculptor who has asked me to help him write about his work so he can submit it to a contest. You can see pictures of his beautiful work on his facebook page at: Arte Calvillo
There are people that you meet and know right away you will become good friends, Kathryn from Color Pods who is a transplanted American who paints the most beautiful coconut pods take alook at her website: http://colorpodpv.com, then there is Pepe, Maricela and her brother the talented jewelry designers at Cerroblanco, their jewelry is literally art that you wear!
I’ll miss the Art Shuffle in the Zona Romatico everyother Friday night and The Art Walk on Wednesday nights in the Centro Zona. I miss the amazing sunsets, the breaching whales, the warm water, the clothes, the colorful stores, exquisite food and most of all speaking Spanish everyday!
Last but not least are all of my Canadian and American friends that I will cherish forever.
Sorry for rambling on, I guess PV has stolen my heart!