it’s been raining here in antigua. dark skies, buckets of rain, small streams of water in the cobblestone streets.
we snuggle in the living room and build fires. yesterday i went with the housekeeper, angela to procure leña (firewood) on the outskirts of antigua. we rode in her truck over the cobbled streets and i got a wonderful tour of places i wouldn’t get to on foot. then we stopped by her house and i met her daughter, 5 dogs, and 1 cat.
after a few days of solid rain and many river (street) crossings the sun finally emerged yesterday. we went to san francisco iglesia ruinas. they are wild & lovely.
flowering trees and vines bloom abundantly on the vast grounds.
many come to ask for favors & prayers from antigua’s resident 17th century saint, santo hermano pedro de san josé de bethancourt.
i submitted a request that i continue to be free of traveler’s diarrhea. there are so many ahead of me though and i don’t know how fast pedro works.
i won’t keep you posted.
at night we’ve been drawing each other.
mary drew syd & i
syd drew mary & i
these are mine, along with some blind contours.
this is elena wearing a magnificent huipil from san antonia aguas calientes.
there is no end to the adventures in which one can lose themselves here in the storied streets of antigua. syd found a wooden parade-head boyfriend that she’s been having fun with. too much fun if you ask me.
see you soon.