Dear CF Adviser Bash,
Golondrinas is a traditional farewell song played for leaving boats and departing dead bodies. And it is precisely that dichotomy that makes it relevant to Mexican culture as Mexican culture is married to life and to death. It does not push death into a corner. It is part of life. I suggest viewing the mural by Diego Rivera where he depicts Mexican society, maybe the concept
sinks in pictorially. Ever lived anywhere,where the funeral parlor is next to a rock cafe ? I have.
Now what better song to play for a departing sailor than one that reminds him of home and his mortality at the same time . Is humbleness not one of the best qualities a sailor can have when faced with the elements? This knowledge I acquired living in a traditional Mexican village on he outskirts of Mexico City, away from expat land for nigh on 8 years. So if you are accusing me of perpetrating a Disney style image of Mexico it is you who is wrong. Just because they play Las Golondrinas for tourists does not mean it is pap . Amongst Mexicans it has significance.
In general my post was an attempt at humor
as there is precious little regulation in regards to driving or it seems sailing in Mexico. Yes I have a Mexican driving license.
Paddling pool - irony at my expense as I was referring to the time, when I will think that I have outgrown it and consider it thus and I do hope someone has the sense to play me Las Golondrinas the night before I leave, as when you have just convinced yourself that you have "mastered" something your ego is your worst enemy.
As I am not blessed with a US passport, but a mere European one I will have to face the possiblity that I might have to move my boat to somewhere regulated by Schengen and you know that when you cruise
European waters you have restrictions . I would not like to get caught unprepared and have to move at a time, when I don't have cash to pay for a delivery captain
. At the moment the world is my oyster
. I can go to Sweden
and buy a boat if I feel like it. So hence the question.
And lastly why do you disqualify someone without asking whether what you have confabulated in your brain is actually what they wanted to express?