Buy it at AllPosters. What I should perhaps have explained is that San Migel Allende is not exactly lady want real sex San Miguel average godforsaken Mexican hill town. What it is for me and the many gringas like me who come here — widowed, divorced, never married, gay, whatever, but unequivocally single and happy about it — is a place to reinvent ourselves, to wade shallowly or plunge deeply into the arts, to teach or study or perform, to have massages or facelifts or affairs, or maybe just to watch the bananas ripen and ponder the curious courses of our own lives.
And yet — I think San Miguel is indeed Mexico, or at least just another singular manifestation of this nutty, complex, infuriating, and irresistible country. Like Mexico itself, San Miguel is a weird and wonderful mescolanza, a mixed-up juxtaposition of cultures, peoples, incomes, lifestyles, sexual preferences and philosophical outlooks.
Michael the Wex glows in the last light like our very own pink wedding cake. We get to know each other, smile, murmur buenas tardesgo about our business. And there are certainly a lot of businesses to go about in San Miguel.
Everywhere, of course, are the fiestas for which San Miguel is famous. Here you can have a fiesta to celebrate the fact that thereis no fiesta. And then there are the fiestas that were simply made up as an excuse to party.
Like the locos who take over the town on the feast of San Antonio, sez instance. Women marry younger and live longer, and so are more often left alone in life. It is also said that we bear widowhood better, find greater consolation in solitude, learn to live on our own and like it. And San Miguel gives us ample opportunity to explore.
The bulletin boards around town are papered with a dizzying array of classes, therapies, shamanic journeys, Thai massage, pre-Hispanic music, Italian cooking, gringo fundraising, Mexican theater, reiku and watsu and tai chi, all of it cheap and inviting and worth-a-try-at-least-once.
For the artistic, there are the Instituto Allende and Bellas Artes.
For the linguistic, there are Spanish schools on every corner. For the altruistic, there are unlimited opportunities to heal and to help. And for the fatalistic, there is the opportunity to begin to learn that unmatchably practical philosophy that is the Mexican outlook on death.
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