Cenotes : I may have found my new religion…
The water so clear and deep and you can dive in without a splash, and swim swim swim through all the cracks and crevices, get carried drifting into the caverns, waving to all the little fish and turtles.
If you could fit an entire summer into one afternoon…
Water so clean it purifies.
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“Hey, thanks. But a five-er would set me real straight, Nathan. Can I call you Nathan? You look like a Nathan. But yeah, there is a fish place gives you cod and chips, real good too, for six. Five more would set me real straight. You got it on you Nathan? Listen, where you from? Here? Not here, here, but around here? I see what you’re saying. Listen, you like it? I like it fine. Nice people, that’s what I always say. Always depend on the kindness of strangers? Who said that? Shakespeare? Well I guess me more than others, huh? Ha! Like here, look, let me draw you a little something in your notebook, a nice little drawing. There, like my tree? It’s one that used to be in my front yard. Listen, I have some kids I need to take care of. Hold on, let me put my name under my drawing. There, Emmanuel, Nathan, that’s my name. Emmanuel. I got good handwriting, don’t I? Taught by nuns. They’ll beat that right into you. Listen, Nathan, I love you. I need you. If you were a woman, I’d friggin’ marry you. Would you do that for me? I’m just kidding with you. But seriously, what’s your address? I’d really like to see you again. You seem like you got something to you. You know what I mean? Listen, Nathan, it’s been really great talking to you. Sure about that five-er? All right. Tell you what, I’ll be around, okay? Be seeing you then? You going to come back and visit soon? All right, Nathan. Enjoy that tree, okay? Nathan…. Nathan?”
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