“I don’t know what love is,” My friend told me the other day. “I only know that I don’t love him anymore.” “Your husband?” I asked, “Or your lover?” She shrugged, looking quite indifferent.
I’m scrambling to learn Spanish before I leave after two years of luxuriating in my laziness. So: corriente means current (both for the sea and for electricity). It can also be used for “ordinary” or “run of the mill” as in “un chico corriente”.
Chipirones are things I like eating. Barriga means belly. So: Me duele la barriga porque he comido demasiado chipirones en La Paradeta pero vale la pena.
A few other things: I watched the sun set while sitting on some rocks at the end of a pier and then I drove home in a trance listening to Kings of Convenience. They sing slowly, precisely, beautifully. The road was by the sea and unlit, winding around the mountains in darkness.
When I got home I washed the blood out of my sweater.
Goodbye...Hasta la proxima....
Things cost more than you think
We know that an 11 am pickup doesn't mean 11 sharp. This is Spain. Still, we're ready at twenty to.
The owner hadn't been quite honest on AirBNB—there was no wifi. But the apartment had these—and they made our stay.