October 24, 2015

Bliss and the side effects thereof

Hello my lovelies.  Today I will again take you with me down memory lane. Memories so treasured, I don't want to forget.

During the next month, which was spent in Bucerias, we whiled away the hours full of such pleasure and delight,  that time slipped away like a dream half remembered upon awakening.  We shared the secrets of our lives from the last ten years.  The ones you don't mention during a skype call.  We spilled our joys and our sorrows into each others laps and welcomed them with love and unconditional acceptance.  We swam, walked the beach, ate out, ate in, spent time at favorite restaurants getting to know the owners, basked in the company of old friends, purchased native art, were welcomed at the market with open arms, and enjoyed the warmth, music and easy happiness of the Mexican people.

Don't get me wrong ... it was bliss, however sometimes one needs more than bliss.  One needs purpose.  AM joined a gym ... she was missing the physical movement of the classes she taught in Australia.  I longed for some paints. We journeyed into Puerto Vallarta to an art shop my friend had recommended, and corrected the situation. Of course could not resist the huge market located there.  Once again, both of us comfortable with our lives, we carried on with the day to day bliss of life.

Spent time with Rodolfo, an old and dear friend of 35 years, falling easily into the old familiar easiness of our relationship, which is so comfortable between us, no matter how much time has passed since our last meeting.  In the process of moving to Bali, we both felt honoured to spend some time together before what could be a permanent separation.  And so .... the bliss continued.  Days slipped through our fingers like liquid silver, and there were moments which found us checking the calendar to bring us back into what we acknowledge as time.

We chose a healthy liquid diet of sangria, rum and coconut milk, margaritas, fruit juice, and downed copious amounts of fresh limonada.  Near by fishing villages were fascinating and we dined on fresh fish caught that morning, enjoyed the ambiance of the tropics, and the coziness of our surroundings.  Each morning, we awoke to the presence of our guardian iguana, being disappointed if she was not in her usual place.

All too soon, it was time to return to Puerto Vallarta for a couple of days before heading back to San Miguel where we would spend another three weeks together.  Time ... we couldn't seem to slow it down.  Always on the move, it disappears like night into the dawn.  We treasured every moment.

A little more tomorrow.  Thanks so much for dropping by.  Enjoy each and every moment.

Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.

~George Eliot


  1. Wonderful photos of your time in paradise Donna. Your daily diet was also most interesting, I think I could get hooked on it, too! Such times we can spend with good friends give us lots of good feelings and warm and fuzzy thoughts to store and bring out again when a cold wind is blowing and we need to be cheered up. Thanks for sharing your time in paradise. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow....this is way beyond Bliss. I am so thrilled that you were able to experience this with a good friend. Oh what good memories you have forever.

  3. I have been enjoying all your pictures - sounds marvelous!!!
    What I thought of when I saw these pictures - "Yes we have no bananas - we have no bananas today"
    Sandy xx

  4. Donna what grand fun!
    Q for you. When are you going to be on the island? I am headed down there Nov 7-11, perhaps we will overlap in the airport? Let me know so I can look for you.
    Wanda from Prince George

  5. What a thrilling experience, Donna, to be brought along on your amazing journey! Dear friends, good food, gorgeous scenery. Wow. Yes, I would suffocate without paint and brushes.