Many a mile (Part B)

When a shy person smiles, it’s like the sun coming out.

Anita Diamant, The Boston Girl

pdx floorIt’s difficult to arrive in San Miguel when there isn’t a holiday or feast day taking place.  The 16th was the celebration of Revolution Day (officially the 20th of November but celebrated on the 3rd Monday of the month) and Sunday the 22nd was Christ the King Day (Cristo Rey), especially important to the city of Guanajuato which has a monument commemorating Christ as the King of Kings. I’m not sure if those days were enough to lighten the Mexico City traffic, but the taxi from the airport to the del Norte bus terminal made terrific time and I was able to catch the 5:40 p.m. bus to San Miguel which made excellent time despite a quasi D.F. traffic snarl.

There are Thanksgiving dinners around town at restaurants, churches and private homes, yet despite the beamings of American TV, I don’t have a sense of the holiday, maybe because Thanksgiving is overwhelmed by Black Friday advertising.

NDN Cars

I’ve been driving in my Indian Car,
To the pound of the wheels drumming in my brain,
My dash is dusty, my plates are expired,
Please Mr. Officer, let me explain,
I’ve got to make it to a Pow-Wow tonight,
I’ll be singing 49, down by the river side,
Looking for a sugar, riding in my Indian Car,
Got my T-Bird in the glove-box,
I ain’t got no spare,
Got a feather from an eagle,
I ain’t got no care,
The road is empty,
As my bottle of desire,
Daylight is breaking,
The sun touches fire,
I’ve got to make another Pow-Wow tonight,
I’ll be singing 49, down by the river side,
Looking for a sugar, riding in my Indian Car,
My car is dented,
The radiator steams,
One headlight don’t work,
But the radio can scream,
I got a sticker,
It say’s “Indian Power”,
I stuck it on my bumper,
That’s what holds my car together,
Were on the circuit of an Indian dream,
We don’t get old,
We just get younger,
When were flying down the highway,
Riding in our Indian Cars,
Were on the circuit of an Indian dream,
We don’t get old,
We just get younger,
When were flying down the highway,
Riding in our Indian Cars,
Riding in our Indian Cars,
Riding in our Indian Cars

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