~new year’s day~

January 1st, 2009

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In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world.
~Federico Garcia Lorca

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The kids escaped Madrid electing for a last (unplanned) night in a Parador. It was civilized heaven. The drive via Catalonia through the ever changing light and fog was like driving on mars, or being the last people alive. Very eerie, and somehow, wonderful.

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The last people on the planet, that is, until we came upon the beloved Autogrill. I have no idea what Alfonso is doing here, but it’s born of absurd joy.

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