For most people this would not be an event worthy of notice but it was such a surprise for me that I can’t help but comment.  Since I’ve been in Merida I’ve commented a few times about the fact that I’ve not seen or heard any planes.  I’ve been assured that they’re here, just not in the quantity that most places I’ve lived have had them and their flights paths don’t take them across the city.  But today I heard two.  And the sound was so out of place that I couldn’t help but crane my head back and look to the sky to see the source of the noise.

I also found out that my favorite person in Merida has to start Chemotherapy which makes me sad.  But I’m also glad that I’ve had so many hours of engaging, educational and entertaining conversation with this man and his energy and optimism help me to believe that everything will work out well.