Are you taking part in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge? This week’s theme is “Old”
We went to the market in the Alentejo last month to buy some vegetable seedlings and a couple of fruit trees. As we wandered round I studied the “old” farmer boys buying and selling chickens, vegetables and honey. It made me wonder how many
“youngsters” would follow in their footsteps as it’s hard to scratch a living from the land. I assume not many.
I snapped several photos while having lunch in one of the food tents. Mr. Piglet growled at me. Embarrassed, he said I looked like a tourist! Yes, and…So what!
These gentlemen, probably “old” friends, were intently watching the TV during their lunch. When I turned round to see the focus of their attention they were watching extracts from bullfights and bull runs where the “bull gets its own back” It was really gory; people were chased by bulls and you actually witnessed their injuries. I can only say if you come to Portugal don’t watch TV if you are squeamish!
As we get older, “age” we are frequently told, is a state of mind. I still feel young mentally but when I look in the mirror reality dawns…the clock is now ticking faster and I am getting “old”
I’ve already asked our kids when I end up in an old folks home to make sure I have my computer and a couple of pots to grow some vegetables in… What would you take with you?
Are you beginning to feel old? Do you still recognise yourself in the mirror or have “you” been abducted by aliens?