Wednesday, March 14, 2018

White Roses Red / Rosas Blancas Rojas

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.



"'Would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly,
`why you are painting those roses?'

Five and Seven said nothing, but looked at Two. Two began in a low voice,
`Why the fact is, you see, Miss, this here ought to have been a red rose–tree,
and we put a white one in by mistake; and if the Queen was to find it out,
we should all have our heads cut off, you know..." 
— ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, BY LEWIS CARROLL

"'Querrían hacer el favor de decirme — empezó Alicia con cierta timidez
— por qué están pintando estas rosas?

Cinco y Siete no dijeron nada, pero miraron a Dos.
Dos empezó en una vocecita temblorosa: Pues, verá ustud, señorita,
el hecho es que esto tenía que haber sido un rosal rojo, y nosotros
plantamos uno blanco por equivocación, y, si la Reina lo descubre,
nos cortarán a todos la cabeza, sabe..."
— ALICIA EN EL PAÍS DE LAS MARAVILLAS, DE LEWIS CARROLL

I WONDER IF the above is what happens on the beach every year. The guys are back getting ready for "season." They're re-planting the beach umbrellas and, once that's done, they'll put out the chaise lounges for daily rental. But they always seem to plant the wrong color umbrellas. This year, they're painting tan ones blue.

ME PREGUNTO SI lo anterior es lo que sucede en la playa cada año. Los tipos están de vuelta preparándose para la "temporada". Están volviendo a plantar las sombrillas y, una vez que lo hayan hecho, colocarán las hamacas para el alquiler diario. Pero siempre parecen plantar las sombrillas de color incorrecto. Este año, están cambiado los tostados a azul.

THE VIEW DURING MORNING COFFEE. HERE COMES THE QUEEN!
LA VISTA DURANTE EL CAFÉ DE LA MAÑANA. ¡AQUÍ VIENE LA REINA!

20 comments:

  1. Do they cut off heads in Spain?

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    1. Kirk:
      I don't think so. But then there was that Inquisition.

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  2. Another coverup, Mitchell. No one likes to admit their mistakes.

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    1. Wilma:
      At least if I ask them, they'll tell me they DID cover it up.

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  3. A definite sign of the good weather and sunny days ahead! I have a bit of Spring fever myself, those days when you hop in the car in the sunshine and blast out music lol

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    1. Cheapchick:
      I like seeing the beach come back to life... but then there's all those PEOPLE to have to look forward to!

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  4. Why the paint? Tan umbrellas matter! I've always felt that Lewis Carroll was smoking something laced with something else when he wrote that story :)

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    1. Deedles:
      Lewis Carroll had some imagination!

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  5. 66F in your part of the world, 38F in philly. I would rather be on the beach!

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    1. anne marie:
      We've had rain almost every day recently. But then we've had sunshine almost every day, too. And the temps sure are manageable. I'd rather be on the beach than in Philly right now, too. (Sorry.)

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  6. I wonder why they choose certain colors sometimes

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    1. Adam:
      I don't know for certain. Although, so far I only see blue or white and the city's colors are blue and white, so maybe it's a city requirement. They do try to create a sense of consistent style around town.

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  7. Do the colours signify who manages what section?

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    1. Willym:
      They don't. And I don't even know if they have to be painted, although there IS a lot of painting going on. Blue and white seem to be the colors, and blue and white are the city's official colors. So there must be a plan.

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    1. John:
      The guy who's painting these is also the cookout chef at the chiringuito. He paints in the morning and then starts barbecuing fish around noon.

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  9. Don't it make my brown poles blue.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I love the way your mind works. Say anything but don't say good-bye.

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  10. Someone could go down under the cover of darkness and paint them Red.

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    1. Travel:
      Ah, thanks for the good chuckle. A great idea. You had me thinking of wrapping them in candy cane striped paper (so they wouldn't have to repaint).

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