catherine Nov 2007

Welcome to November and the beginning of our 2007-2008 season.

When life is good, it is important to stop and notice.
It’s November, so that means we just got back from a nice long vacation, hope you did too! And hope you filled your vacation with rest, relaxation, and inspiration (or you’ve come here to do just that!).

If an educational vacation inspires you, may I recommend taking some courses—improving your Spanish is always a worthy goal. I spent a month attending Spanish courses at CELEP in Patzcuaro over the summer and enjoyed it so much I am continuing here in Z, with Centro de Idiomas Mesoamericano, (check our classifieds for info on both). If grammar courses are not your idea of fun, maybe an art course, a yoga retreat, a Buddhism seminar, or a cooking class…check our upcoming events, Ixtapa-Z has all of this to offer.

Another highlight of my summer vacation was last month’s Morelia International Film Festival. The dreamy quality of festivals, where so many experiences are crammed into a few days can produce sensory overload—that exhausted, euphoric state, where you get lost in your own distracted musings and everything takes on heightened significance.

A favorite fest memory was the irresistible pull of the sidewalk cafés; taking a seat, having a glass of wine or a cup of tequila with friends, discussing our latest favorite film. Marveling that probably less than 1% of the world’s population is so fortunate to live as well as we. Now that’s a good reason to thoroughly enjoy, and so we did. When life is good, it is important to stop and notice.

I might be wrong—you might be having a really bad day—but chances are, if you are here, if you are holding ADiP in your hand, you are doing ok. And that’s worth celebrating, because really, it could be a lot worse. I know—I occasionally watch TV. It is ugly out there. Some of us have to go deal with it, do something about it. But for the rest of us, us who dare not look reality in the face—for us, there is bliss. So don’t resist, pull up a chair, take a seat, and enjoy this fleeting moment with me.

Until next time

Catherine Krantz, Editor

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