April 4, 2015

Somewhere in the Mediterranean. November, 2010

Today is Holy Saturday, or, as they say in Spanish-speaking lands, Sábado de Gloria. I have a special fondness for this day because its Spanish name is also one of my many nicknames. My friend Marco has decided that some of us need to have religious feast days as our alternate names, and this one is mine. His partner Roberto has told me that in Mexico on this day, people push their friends into any body of water that's handy. Or failing that, they throw buckets of water at them. Why, I wondered. No real answer. Could it be to encourage people to remain inside their homes, quiet and praying, on this day that Christ allegedly spent in his tomb?

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