Las Posadas is Spanish for lodging, or accomodation, which in this case refers to
the inn in the story of the nativity of Jesus. It uses the plural form as the celebration
lasts for a nine-day interval (called the novena) during the Christmas season.
The novena represents the nine-month pregnancy of Mary,
the mother of Jesus celebrated by Christians.
My day's errands included a stop at Huerto Cafe in Riberas del Pilar to
say hello to Rocio and her staff and see the latest harvest.
I found Juan Pablo diligently at work in the garden.
Then I headed to the plaza in Ajijic where we were to meet the women of San Pedro Itzican,
who were to sell their newest earrings and jewelry.
We greeted new customers and friends.
Anita, Elena and Jessie at the ready.
The afternoon flew by. The lady's work was well received and a few items sold.
Then it was time to head down to corazon creativo for their goodbye posada.
Anita y Doris
Preparations included Piñatas, gifts, food and fun.
In the midst of all the festivity, a call was heard "here come the children"!
We ran into the street to see the procession approaching...what a sight it was!
One of the local matriarchs gave a welcoming explanation of the ritual and her blessing.
At the finale we were all given Posada and were allowed in to feast and receive gifts.
It seemed the entire town was present.
With this final gesture of generosity and grace we say goodbye to corazon creativo.
The shop at # 14 Galeana was a beautiful dream, given to the town by Mary Ellen and Mony.
I'd like to personally thank them for their kind stewardship
of our local artists and artisans.
It seems dreams can come true.