06/05/2012

FELIZ DIA DE MADRE

This was the sight today outside the local church after morning Mass for Dia de las Madres.
Along the seafront, on the beach, and in every cafe I saw more family groups, with mothers the centre of attention on Spanish Mothers' Day.
The florist was open and doing a roaring trade in huge showy bouquets, young men were buying bottles of wine and chocolates, and I saw a grey-haired man sitting with his even greyer-haired mother on a bench under a tree.

From our terrace at two-thirty there is an all-pervading smell of barbecues, and the sound of music behind the clatter of dishes and chatter of voices, as families convene for a lengthy lunch.

The mothers probably run round after their families for the other 364 days of the year - they might even have prepared most of today's food - but having them all gathered together must be lovely.

Feliz Dia de Madre a todos!


2 comments:

  1. My Mum 'went' 13 years ago but happy memories remain vivid. My brother & I have flowers placed in 'her' church on each anniversary. Mum being a life long 'church person' is remembered each year on 'All Saints Day' when the faithful pray for the souls of those departed.

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