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Lazy bones, sleeping in the sun

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My city, Pamplona, is deep in its Fiesta. All day and night music and noise in the streets. No way to rest. A music band can pass under your window at 3 am as if it was 6 pm and you have to learn to live with the Fiesta and your everyday duties and activities at the same time.

I have to take care of my mother seriously ill and I’m struggling with depression. I’m sad and tired. It’s a harsh contrast with what you see on the streets. Everybody happy, apparently without worries, having fun, and I unable  and not willing to take part in that frenzy joy. Hurrying from one side to another to have everything done, and then pretending to participate somehow in the festival, because you can’t ignore it if you are in the street.

To calm myself a little, I use to listen at a CD called Having fun with Bing and Louis that have some records of old Bing Crosby radio programs with Louis Armstrong as a guest, really funny, but peaceful. Here is one of my favorite songs they perform hilariously saying what I would like to do today 🙂

Lazybones, sleeping in the sun

How you ‘spect to get your day’s work done?
Never get your day’s work done
Sleeping in the new day’s sun

Lazybones, sleeping in the shade
How you ‘spect to get your cornmeal made?
You’ll never get your cornmeal made
Just sleeping in the evening shade

When ‘taters need spraying I bet you keep praying
The bugs fall off the vine
And when you go fishing, I bet you keep wishing
The fish won’t grab your line

Lazybones, loafing through the day
How you ‘spect to get a dime that way?
Never make a dime that way
Never heard a word I say

PS. I realize I have been negative about my city’s Fiesta. I’m sorry. I don’t want you to think it’s a bad idea to come to know it. Is something really worth to see. The problem is I’m not in a mood and I don’t like noise and big concentrations of people. I prefer solitude and silence and normal, everyday life.

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Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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  3. Sí que debe de ser difícil disfrutar de aquellos días de fiesta cuando tiene que cuidar a su madre. Algún día me encantaría volver a España, un país que me fascina, y ir a Pamplona. A ver si sea durante estos días festivos.
    Y me gustaron la letra de la canción. 🙂 Ya la buscaré en YouTube.
    Keep blogging!

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    • Gracias, venga cuando quiera, es una ciudad acogedora y es interesante por muchas cosas además de las fiestas. Su español es magnífico.

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  4. Sí que debe de ser difícil disfrutar de aquellos días de fiesta cuando tiene que cuidar a su madre y necesita descansar. Y no se preocupe, su post no fue tan negativo sobre las fiestas…las fiestas no son para todos (¡a veces las odio!). Algún día me encantaría volver a España, un país que me fascinó cuando fui hace más de un año. A ver si voy a Pamplona, y si sea durante estos días festivos de julio.
    Y me gustaron la letra de la canción. Ya la buscaré en YouTube.
    Keep blogging! 🙂

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