Monday, August 1, 2011
Besito en tu mejilla
Mothers, sons, cousins, teachers, acquaintances, everyone is so affectionate with each other here. It's custom to give someone a kiss on the cheek when you see them, which I find to be such a great way to say hello. This bottomless love has really helped me settle in these past few days, going from a 2 day stay in a hotel in Miraflores to my new casa con my familia nueva in Pueblo Libre, just a few districts away. I am stunned by the perfect match my family and I are. Elva, mi mama, is gracious, funny, amiable, happy, and so easy to be around. Mi hermano, Matias, loves rock music like Green Day and Iron Maiden, Harry Potter, and the Simpsons. It's his routine to watch Simpsons at 8 every night, and I've started joining him, which makes me feel pretty cool. He likes making art and movies, and told me he "wants to make humanity better with his art". He told me this in quick passing, no big deal. So cool. I haven't had much time to spend with mi abuelita, but I have a feeling she is going to be my very good friend. There is always extended family around to talk to and get to know, and they are all equally fun and "graciosos." The casa es tan bonita, there are no words to explain this oasis, so aquí hay fotos!