My Valentine's Gift
I was walking downtown today and was stopped in my tracks. There is a really tiny little area near the bus station that is used as a market. I usually walk by quickly lest I be pestered by the vendors though they have figured out that "guerra" (nick name for "white girl") wears a uniform and they don't bug me so much anymore since I am not a tourist. Today I had to stop. Instead of the usual souvenir tourist crap, there were two areas of art. Real live art. I have been desperate to find something to put on our walls and this particular piece really caught my eye. The vendor was not pushy and was very helpful in telling me that all his artists are local, this particular piece was done by someone in Merida. He had quite a few paintings that I really liked but this one stood out for me. I stopped to look and just fell in love with it. For me it has such a positive, hopeful energy, the reaching out to nature, the finding of nature and the peace that it brings. The shells represent a simple life, yet are so complex at the same time. I can't stop thinking about this triptych and have decided to petition to receive it as a Valentine's gift. HUBBY THIS MEANS YOU. He asked for 3200 pesos, but went down to 2500. Pwetty pwease?