To Be Courted By A City

When I first got to Guanajuato, I said to my friends, "I want to fall in love in this city!" Lucky me, I have.


I have fallen in love with the houses, stacked and layered up the hillside.


I have fallen in love with my mini tuba player bathing in the fountain.


I have fallen in love with the Virgin Mary and her gentle omnipresence.


I have fallen in love with the melancholy of Salida en Naranja by Ulises Ascencio.


I have fallen in love with the Victorian door knockers that line the street near Diego Rivera's home.


Most of all, I have fallen in love with every balcony that offers me a space to inhale and smile at my good fortune in having found love just where I was hoping to find it.