Monthly Archives: January 2014
Here in Tecate we’ve been under siege of icy Santa Ana winds for three months without rest. You might remember last week we consulted the old fortune teller in the plaza and he claimed that the wind would quit when the moon came full. I don’t have a lot of confidence in the old brujo. Not long ago I paid him $100 (pesos) for a reading. He threw out a handful of corn, studied the kernels for a long time and told me that a new romance was coming into my life. He called her Señorita X. Nothing has materialized so far. Well, at least the old fake called it right about the Santa Anas. The moon came full and the evil winds stopped as though by magic. The plaza is now once again filled with music and alegria .I think I’ll go back to see the brujo this afternoon. Maybe he can give me an update on Señorita X.
Evil Santa Ana winds howling though here at 50 mph have been making life miserable for over two months with no let-up in sight. Dirt, trash, tree limbs, laundry and one or two old ladies fly through the air. The plaza, usually bursting with happy voices, festive music and alegria, is all but deserted. The only brave soul in the plaza today is the bronze Benito Juarez standing on his pedestal. The gentle citizens of Tecate have had enough! “When will it end?” they all cry out. The answer came from an old brujo who sits under a poplar and reveals future events for anyone with forty pesos in his pocket. “The wind will cease when the moon comes full,” the old crone whispered. Well, the moon came full and the old brujo better be right if he values his life.
and the fodder is in the shock
And you hear the kyouck and the gobble of the turkey cock…
My apologies to Robert Frost but I just can’t remember the next line. But I can tell you that here in Tecate the frost Is definitely on the calabaza. And Sonia, my wonderful housekeeper, has a big kettle of pozole on the fire!