Spain, and its time to reflect.
We love Spain; but better yet, we love Spaniards.
This photo says it all. Taken on Barcelona's Avinguda de Gaudí by our friend, traveling companion and artist Maggie Jimenez, the photo reminds us of the Spanish openness, eagerness to engage and generosity we found wherever we traveled.
These gentlemen, who were probably chatting in Catalan, might not identify themselves as primarily Spaniards. Nonetheless, the Spanish spirit is there.
Spain is a beautiful country with a fascinating history which connects with our own in many ways. And its art, architecture, cuisine and music are wonders to behold. These next several blog posts will attempt to share some of that with you. But what we most want to share is the Spanish spirit that captivated us so.
Much of our focus, then, will be on relationships we formed with Spaniards. In these posts, we want to explore, affirm and celebrate relationship--to borrow from a favorite writer who'll you soon meet here.
We'll be using links to photos and Websites to focus on details or broaden perspective. If you have the time and interest to pursue a theme further, we invite you to click on the links we provide. --- RCH