36 Hours Point to Point

It’s only 30 minutes point to point for me to get to Alex’s studio from my home in Beavercreek. I have done the trip so many times that sometimes now my car goes there on it’s own! It’s a place I love. Buenos Aires is another place I love but this time it took nearly twice as long to get here: 36 hours. It was going to be long anyway, just over 24 hrs as I had stops in LA, Lima and Santiago, but the plane was canceled in Santiago due to a volcano erupting south of Santiago and the winds carrying a cloud of ash to the skies above EZE airport in BA. So after arriving in Santiago at 5a.m. I finally left at 3pm! It was long and tiring but once I arrived in the city I began to breathe easy and began to inhale the joy of being here. My first night was lovely because my friends Chino and German came to visit. We were so very happy to meet again after one year apart! They brought wine and empanadas and we sat at the table in the kitchen at Lunallena and visited and laughed for hours. Unfortunately we were more loud than we realized and, while meaning no disrespect,  disturbed the sleep of the couple above the kitchen who became quite irate and let us know this clearly and also loudly, if not politely.  This morning I was reminded of the rule about quiet hours, twice.  At the earliest opportunity I apologized but now am remembering my two months here last year when everyone, people from all over the world,  was happy to party to all hours. Everything changes . . . and people are different with different needs and expectations.  Sometimes we aren’t totally aware of this.  Even a person you once hosted in your own home may one day become so angry that they yell at you quite surprisingly.  So it goes.  We are always learning.  Now, after Tortoni tonight the party goes elsewhere!

About tangobunny

Pastor Bunny went on sabbatical leave to Argentina July 28-November 4, 2010, funded by a pastoral renewal grant from the Lily Foundation. It was her second visit to AR. Since then she's been back three more times and toured the country. She loves the Argentine people as much as the tango and calls Argentina her other home.
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