NEW YEAR'S in COLOMBIA
OKAY!!! I'm sitting here at my desk and I smell smoke. It smells like somebody lit up a joint which I do NOT do here in Colombia. I walk out and there in the middle of the living room on a cement floor is a brazier and Beatriz is stoking it with leaves... the smoke, like incense in church readies the house for the New Year. So there's a tradition that is new to me. I wonder what else will go on???
WE're going to the Finca (country house) to bring in the New Year above Medellin.. I don't know what the customs are here. I wonder if it includes watching the ball at Times Square? Last night I explained to Beatriz that as a New Yorker living in California we got to celebrate two Midnights. Medellin is at the same Longitude as NYC so , no confusion there. Have a great holiday and a marvelous New Year Everyone!!!!