Look at the Future of Ajjic – Its Children

December 23, 2009

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.”  John Fitzgerald Kennedy (America’s 35th President) (1917 to 1963)

Over the course of the many parades of this last week, David has been taking pictures and, believe it or not, I have taken a very few as well.

Children are such a precious commodity.  No matter where I have traveled, no matter how many children I’ve seen, their smiles, laughter, tears, excitement and joy – though expressed in different languages – has brightened the day and given hope to a tired soul.


Ajijic is no different.  Its children are very much a part of the fabric of life here.  No matter how early or, for that matter, how late the parades may begin – there are always children marching or sitting on the curbs, in doorways and windows cheering.  The excitement that shows on their faces and the laughter that accompanies the music is heart warming.

This morning, as with most mornings this past week, the church bells began tolling all over Ajijic before 6:00 a.m.  Along with the church bells came the fireworks, the melodious tones of the doggies’ chorus, the drums kicking out a cadence for the marchers who soon followed, again accompanied with the laughter of the children.

Of course, one would wonder: “do they ever sleep?”  My guess, after this past week, is no!  Believe it or not, it has not been annoying.  We have not awakened or, for that matter, tried to sleep saying when will this end?  The music, food, beauty, lights, etc have so quickly become comforting.  A lullaby for an evenings rest.

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Have you ever had the opportunity to fall asleep with a mariachi band playing a tune that you wake up the next morning humming?  If you haven’t, try it.  No sleep aides needed for the music whisks you away into a gentle slumber from which you awaken refreshed and ready to greet another day.  Thank goodness for that, otherwise there would be a bunch of ornery people traipsing through the streets of Ajijic this entire week!

Text and Pictures Copyright 2009, Judy and David Lawrence

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