IT might be just momentary, this peace on earth and goodwill toward man, but here in this corner of Camelot it has been a long year to endure—and, a much needed respite is required. Plenty of good friends have passed, world famous personalities have exited too. It’s a little darker without them.
Recent rains and clouds haven’t helped either. Dark clouds enveloped us and distracted us from the well deserved light we are accustomed to and require. The warmth and caring smiles of friends is a much needed glow; as is seeing the delight on the faces of the children these holidays. Then hope prevails instantaneously, and just in the nick of time.
These times are too much with us. Frightening headlines that used to sell newspapers to increase circulation have taken over the viewing media too. Startling and usually inconsequential news notifications alert us to nothing that we can do anything about—other than allow our own fragile mental states to become downtrodden and worried, oppressed, then depressed.
But wait, the authentic news gets better. For on our island of culture and peace we have living amongst us a plethora of people constantly contributing to the betterment of their immediate surroundings and hence saving the world—right here at home. We have our own radio station, newspapers, theatre groups, charities abound and a gracious army of volunteers step forward weekly.
We are defeating the outside cruel world on our own and therefore with little more effort can create our own news and hopefully be instrumental in making changes on the political scene: local, regional and the national level.
Mojacar is unique, and continues to be so largely because of the people that are drawn here to live. We all offer so much for each other. A community which has no rivals; nothing like it in all of Spain. Our own Camelot, on our terms. In the not too distant future other suburbs, villages and hamlets should take guidance from our efforts.
Pundits will be writing about us and distant communities will acknowledge our mythical efforts. The ‘Mojacar way’ to do things, achieve goals, make changes.
Keep the smile on your face as you stroll down the street. We are all part of the new revolution that continues because each of us contributes to the whole. Pass a smile and a greeting. We are special for living here. And even more so for our efforts to support the charities and keep them alive during these recessional times.
Got time? Buy some of those volunteers a drink. It is most likely all the thanks they’ll get this year and they deserve something and a lot more. Oh, and you will become Indalo magical for doing so.