Hiram took this photo of me getting a shave at the shop “Famous” near where we are staying in Mexico City’s Roma neighborhood. This is the first time I have gotten a shave at a barber shop. I don’t think the barber, Diego, believed I speak Spanish because we both had to repeat ourselves a lot. Or perhaps this being my first shave in Spanish, I was speaking Spanish but not the Spanish you use when getting a shave. Perhaps because I didn’t understand what he was asking me to do or perhaps because I continue to be haunted by the beautiful film Roma, when Diego put the chair down and told me to stretch out, I tried to put legs up like the film’s protagonist Cleo at her OB Gyn appointment. It was a good shave.
I’m concerned some of you still may not have seen tonight’s sunset.
Frank and his crew create made-to-order piñatas for events in Hermosillo, Sonora. He was kind enough to let me hang out at his workshop last week and learn more about his process while I learn more about mine.
Adding wheat paste to the strips of tissue paper that will cover a piñata before it is painted.