We have been here, for almost two years now, and in that time I have noticed alot of accessories.
Some people have white casts on their arms, some folks get a blue one. A Mexican man I know got a white cast and his daughter covered it in Cinderella wrapping paper. He was cleaning a neighbor's pool and trying hard not to get the paper wet.
A foreign lady I know had a cast that went from her ankle to above her knee and she had a brand new pair of crutches that someone went and picked up for her at the Obregon Wal-Mart.
Sometimes people have on neck braces. A lady that I worked with a DIF had on a neck brace one day and she was still managing to hold her two little babies, one in each arm. Another woman from DIF, was outside the Palacio one day and she had a cast on her left foot and a large wrap around her right ankle. I asked what happened and I am pretty certain she said she did not know.
A foreign man broke his wrist and his arm when he was looking up and should have been looking down. He only recently got his cast off after two months.
There is a man that I see frequently, early in the morning. He is usually on his bike. Lately he has been on a small horse and his left foot is wrapped in a bright blue handkerchief.
The little boy up the street was skateboarding with his friends and sprained his collarbone. He has on a little white neck brace..........
In our yard we have lots of ups and downs, lots of places where one must be looking down and not up. Mainly they are little tiny hills where Umberto has piled dirt up on either side of cement so he can get the wheelbarrow up and over the cement. I always look down when I go up and over these little hills of dirt, which are always hard, but slick with tiny pebbles.
I do not want an accessory.
On Tuesday evening, I went up and over one of these hard little dirt hills, just like I do every day when I water plants. The new bouganvillia shoots and brilliant purple flowers caught my eye. I looked up when I should have been looking down. It was not comparable to a Disney thrill ride.
A friend went down and got these, on loan, from the Bomberos.
Only an ankle sprain, but I have been accessorized.