Thursday, March 29, 2018

Oh, Mom! / ¡Oh, Mamá!

Una versión inglés está después de una versión español.

WHILE WALKING HOME from the orthodontist Tuesday, I came upon crowds of people, including a lot of children, on the streets near City Hall.

I thought, "Uf! School must be letting out." But I realized it was already 7:30 in the evening.

As I continued, I saw that I had just missed an Easter Week procession. The band was dispersing, but the two statues were still there. Jesus appeared to be having a stand-off with Mother Mary. Maybe he had stayed out too late. As you can probably imagine, Mother won. She turned right and her son followed her home.

MIENTRAS CAMINABA A casa desde el ortodoncista el martes, me encontré con multitudes de personas, incluyendo una gran cantidad de niños, en las calles cercanas al Ayuntamiento.

Pensé, "¡Uf! La escuela debe estar dejando salir". Pero me di cuenta de que ya eran las 7:30 de la tarde.

Mientras continuaba, vi que me había perdido una procesión de Semana Santa. La banda se estaba dispersando, pero las dos estatuas todavía estaban allí. Jesús parecía tener un enfrentamiento con la Madre María. Tal vez se había quedado fuera demasiado tarde. Como puedes imaginar, la Madre ganó. Giró a la derecha y su hijo la siguió a casa.





"HA. HA. BUSTED!!
¡"JA. JA. ARRESTADO"!

24 comments:

  1. Great bubbles, I have a bubble machine for the terrace on the condo.

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    1. Travel:
      That bubble is actually a plastic bubble balloon on a stick. Very cool. I wish I had gotten there sooner; I would have asked them to position it in front of the statues for me.

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    1. Debra:
      And all last-minute. I was glad I got there when I did.

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  3. And look.....they still dress up...how nice.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      We don't have many processions here in Fuengirola during Semana Santa. But the participants do have to meet certain standards. In Sevilla, there were 67 processions during the week. In most, the participants dressed formally and consistently. In a small few, it looked like a free-for-all.

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    1. Kirk:
      She even had an arrow posted on the street to ensure he went where she told him to go.

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  5. All the nice photos and I get stuck on the last one. Doesn't that guy on the far right look a lot like Gilbert Gottfried, only, younger?

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    1. Deedles:
      Now that you mention it... Poor kid. But I checked other photos and he was actually very nice looking; just my timing (no offense to Gilbert).

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  6. Kids - it never changes.

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  7. great photos. Have a great Easter

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    1. Gosia:
      Thanks. And Wesołych Świąt Wielkanocnych to you!

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  8. They do seem to be giving one another "the eye."

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    1. Bob:
      At first glance when I turned down the street it looked like a duel (in the sun at the stroke of high noon).

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  9. Jesus, Mary and a lot of people!!

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Thanks to YOU, Your Irreverence. I have been reprieved.

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  11. I prefer our Anglo Easter customs. Chocolate, eggs, and bunnies stand the test of time versus horrid characters and traditions from the Middle East.

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    1. Adam:
      Oh, Anglo Easter customs have plenty of their own characters and traditions that might be considered horrid by some I'm sure. I don't know what of these traditions come from the Middle East... well, except for Jesus and Mary, and everyone else involved in the story. But we DO have really good chocolates and specialty sweets here for Easter... although I've been craving marshmallow Peeps this year and they're unheard of (which is probably a good thing for me anyway).

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  12. I am all about the Bubble on a Stick!

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    1. Ron:
      So am I. Would be great to be able to choreograph photos with it. I just lucked out to get it in a shot.

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