Christmas With Family

We spent Christmas with family, a brother-and-law, his wife, kids and the boyfriend of his daughter. It may sound prosaic but this is one of things that I like about Colombia, family first. We ate a good rice and seafood plate, with bruchetta, and a tossed salad. The music was tropical dance tunes; salsa, cumbia, poros and more. We had a small bottle of Jonney Walker Red Label, one of Ron Medellin (very good local rum), one of Aguardiente Antioqueno., and several bottles of Tres Cordilleras beer. No one got drunk but everyone had a good, relaxed time.

We talked a lot about intuition, telepathy and how the brain works. The women defended concepts such as extra-normal knowledge of events like the death or illness of close friends and relatives. The guys mostly questioned how this could work. We were careful not to step on toes.

The younger generation is university educated as are most of the older members of the family in fields including Botany, Philosophy, and Engineering. None of us have high incomes but neither are we hurting.

We distributed a few simple gifts. I gave my sister-in-law a massage for a crick in the neck. Aches and pains are the same the world over. Love is the same the world over.

Although no one over indulged, folks went home in taxis. Phone calls affirmed everyone’s safe arrival, then off to bed for a good nights sleep. Prosaic, but these are simple things we did not have in the States. Not much family there.

I hope all of you had a good Christmas and were able to share it with family and good friends.

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