So we return to my travels. I also learned that time is relative. (Yes. I am aware that some fellow named Einstein already covered that topic but today it's my discovery.)
I've already mentioned how weird it was for me that there were no clocks on the boat. Slowing down is not easy for me. At all. So on the banks of the Gulf, on a private beach, my internal clock was still ticking.
Our time was winding down and I was having a necklace made. Our excursion host Adrien is with me telling me that his friends will give me a good price. I comment on the time and in classic beach vacation style, he says, "No worries. you have plenty of time". I relax a little and smile. I return my attention to the necklace and he walks past me and instantly starts yelling "Vamonos!" I turn and remind him that he had just told me that I had plenty of time and he nods yes. Again he tells me that I have plenty of time. When I looked confused, he tells me I'm with him, so there are no worries.
So again I relaxed. And again, he yelled. And again I worried. And again he reassured me.
What's the lesson, you might ask? I really have no idea. Hahaha. No. I do. It's that time is what you make it. And worrying changes none of it. I need to learn to live a little less by the clock. (Or possibly the lesson is that Adrien gets a kickback from the necklaces and there is always time for sale. But let's go with the other.)
On a complete side note, Adrien provided perspective on another more PG-13 topic. When I was trying on the necklace, I had my mother secure my bathing suit top while I undid the straps to better see the length. I teasingly said, "Hold on tight. I am an old mama and nobody wants to see that!". Adrien laughs and in his suave Mexican accent, he says... "You don't know that". Hahaha! It's all about perspective, right? (Sorry. Just had to share that -- kind of made my trip. LOL)
Speaking of perspective, I para-sailed! It is the most AMAZING thing! The world looks very different when you are floating several stories above the beautiful blue sea with your best friend next to you. It was on my bucket list but no longer! I succeeded in doing something both exciting and terrifying. Yes. I did some serious living!
Now don't think I forgot about Nacho, my favorite Johnny Depp doppelganger. If CVS does their job today, pictures should be forthcoming, as well as pics from my snorkeling! (I had to use a traditional (read: non-digital) camera for the water shots so I have to get them developed. And yes, it has taken me almost three weeks to drop off a camera. Pretty sad but very true!)
Have a great week.