I seem to always accidentally come across very strange and wonderful things here. This is a list of just a few of the strange and wonderful things I have seen recently:
-On a particularly rainy day, the sky suddenly cleared and a brilliant rainbow appeared in the pink-orange sky, situated almost purposely right above the cathedral. If that wasn’t a postcard moment, I don’t know what is.
-Last night on our way to a club at about 3:00am, a man rode by on a unicycle. My friends didn’t even notice.
-Friday night, as we wandered around in search of a bar we had heard about, we came across a secret plaza where many people were gathered. Three musicians, two drummers and a bagpiper, were playing lively gallego tunes and six twentysomethings, in sweatpants and sweaters, were dancing traditional gallego dance (like Scottish dance) in the middle of the street, for no apparent reason at all.
-In one corner of the cathedral, at midnight, a shadow shines down from the moon just so, so that a perfect silhouette of the pilgrim Santiago, with hat, cane, shell, and everything, is projected perfectly onto the stone wall. I still can’t quite figure it out.
-A few weeks ago, there was a pilgrim seen in the Plaza Obradoiro (in front of the cathedral)…with his donkey, who he had brought along on the journey to carry his things, all medieval-like. That’s pretty sweet.
-I realized that there are several locations in town which serve the fabled and mysterious Absinthe. I’m not planning on trying it anytime soon, but it’s very bohemian all the same.
Sometimes we live in a circus.