The other day San Miguel de Allende was voted the top travel destination by Conde Nast Magazine. I look at this news with both pride and a heavy heart. This will bring lots more tourism to the area and tourists mean pesos and dollars to spend. That is good for everyone….myself included. This is a beautiful spot…we still marvel at the magic of this vortex. Special serendipitous energy abounds. The Mexican Culture is still magnificent as it lumbers into the 21st Century. Ex-pats have brought all kinds of great restaurants and cultural events to perk up the night life. My thing about a heavy heart is this…with all this infusion of wealth and interest comes more crime. Over the last twelve years I have seen more and more crime…some of it quite violent. As long as there is this extreme have/have not equation it is only going to escalate….there is not enough water in the underground aquafers to sustain rising populations…where is the water going to come from? It seems that there is really no Big Picture in the plan. And from my line of sight…I just take in a deep breath…have another hit of coffee and watch……this is Life!
Gayle Mclure says
My heart is heavy also…………for all the same reasons and with popularity comes more demands for the familiar, such as chain stores which will not be good for the average Mexican citizen. Every Famous village, town or City loses its magic by being overloved.
kirk wilson says
I hear you brother. Life in the states is miserable. I’m grateful you are there. I’m grateful I have SMA to come back to someday. Meanwhile, thanks for the beautiful alter pic. Blessings. Go see Joey Arias. Give him a big kiss for me. Thanks for posting your thoughts. Much appreciated.