It is a sad day. Catherine the Great is dead. She has slipped into the invisible etherial airwaves to be a spirit among the rest and the best. Everything was attempted to revive her. A forensic expert from LA laboured over her. Simply put, there was no life left in her. The hot lemon and honey drink I had made to sooth my throat, killed her quickly and without pain. It was a direct hit. Manslaughter. No premeditation involved. I'm sure, out there, somewhere (sorry), Catherine in enjoying great (sorry) conversations about her experiences in San Miguel. She has taken the photographic record of our first year in Mexico with her. I am sad about that. And so when I receive my new lap top sometime in April, I will begin again. I will capture San Miguel in a new way, with a new eye. An eye which is more settled and rooted into the place. You will see SMA from a different angle.
Incidentally, (and excuse my black humour), that is the most expensive lemon and honey drink I have ever made and spilled in my entire life!
Catherine was my first Macbook Pro. It was a love affair from the beginning. When I found the card slot on the side to load my photos, I swooned. When I learned I could drag photos from absolutely anywhere into iPhoto, it was bliss. As I discovered each and every one of her new bells and whistles, I flew a little higher each time. It was a love affair to remember (sorry again!)
The new computer will be different. It will have a few new bells and whistles. It has Aperature .. a mac photograph program which I have no clue about. It will fun to learn. I will have to get all my email addresses together in one place again ... so if you have not emailed me in awhile, you might be kind enough to do so AFTER the middle of April when I have the new computer.
"It's all said and done, it's real, and it's been fun. Adios Catherine the Great and Thank You."
Yes, I still am coughing and hacking. Thanks all of you who have inquired. I'm very annoyed I can't seem to shake this stuff ... it's been a horrid year in the bronchitis department. However, onward and upward. What else can one do?