Sunup till Sundown

Photo by Antonio Ramblés

Photo by Antonio Ramblés

 

No one is old here until it is time to rest, for retirement is the pause before afterlife kicks in.  Men, women and the tools of their trade rattle and hum till the day is done, and earn their day in the sun.

 

Sunup till sundown

men and their maquinaria

dreaming of twilight

 –

 

the battered and bruised garbage truck

clamors along the cobbled street:

cats burrow in bougainvillea,

birds scatter, dogs whine,

until the rattle and snort

moves on to pasture

a daily blood sport

this collection plate of refuse

this rumbling rubble of a beast

I imagine

the toro embolado

saved from the estocada

 

having survived the ring,

retirement,

to sire a bevy of bovines

The photography focuses on Lake Chapala and the surrounding villages that include Ajijic, Chapala, Jocotepec an so much more.  In addition to my pics many have been contributed by Antonio Ramblés  . Visit Antonio Ramblés travels blog at www.antoniorambles.com

 

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