For today’s Blogging U theme “solitude” I decided to head West instead of East.
When I climbed on my bike mid morning in search of a subject somewhere in the countryside I was thinking that perhaps I’d find a solitary cow or tree among the many campos. I lucked out when I came upon a lone vaquero herding some of his charges in to be fed and watered.
When he noticed that I’d stopped he yelled at me; “¿Dígame?” Here that means; “Hello!” or”Tell me!” or “Can I help you?” I asked him if I could take a photo of him and he answered, o.k. with his horse. After taking two pictures I cycled on.
On my return trip the cowboy was in the pen with the cattle and I stopped and asked him his name. “Amoro!”, he answered. I told him my name was Karen. He then made a couple of kissy faces and laughed “Amoro, Amoro”. I laughed at his joke, which he seems to be very practiced at, and wished him a good day.
You see my new friend Amoro, is named after “love”…in the campo.