About a month or so ago, a fellow expat was back in the States visiting New Orleans. New Orleans is -6.5 to 20 feet above sea level. This expat acquaintance of mine posted that as he and his wife walked in the crescent city his wife remarked, "I forgot how far away the sky is at sea level." Later that week in a phone call with my son, (living in Florida) I remarked about Cynthia's comment and how true it was. "I live in the sky," I told my son.
The reply..."Mom, are you high? What are you smoking?" Really? Actually, I gave up cigarettes in January, so I haven't been smoking anything. Am I high? Oh Yes, I am very much so. 8,399 feet high. My handsome intelligent albeit sceptical son is a science guy, so rather than argue I launched an experiment.
Hypothesis: I live in the sky.
Research and Evidence: I took a series of photos in the same place over a month's time. From my kitchen window. There is a mountain in front of me and a mountain to the west.
Conclusion: I live where the clouds are. Therefore, I live in the sky.
Leave your comments to help me convince my son that I really do live in the sky.
Happy Mother's Day!
Scarlett, Loving life in Cuenca!