Tuesday, November 07, 2006
We went for a walk today around Comi. This is a Mayan town. The signs around town read in both Spanish and Mam. (TXAQ TE K'OK' SBI'L: "spices" in Mam)
It was only a 20 minute walk, but it was so cool to see this world in such a different way. I have walked through Parker Square and looked in windows and walked around the block where we lived in Flower Mound, and never really noticed what I was looking at.
It is easier to notice when you are a foreigner. Here, everyone stares at us and some smile expectantly and some shrink back timidly and some beg you with their eyes.
We watched a soccer game and bought a bag of cheese puffs for cinquenta centavos (like $0.07 US) and tried not to get lost.
I can't help but wonder if we will always get those looks. Maybe someday these people with know us and love us and share their lives with us. I hope so.
But at the same time, I don't think I ever want to stop noticing.
Seriously...go to www.skype.com and download skype! We can talk or video phone for free! Then send us your skype name.