Ten years ago I traveled with my son as a single mommy to the great city of Guadalajara…. I had been told I would meet my “life partner” in an old City with cobblestone streets “like a European City” (here I stand in front of one of my fave painter’s: Orozco); I kept thinking I may meet “him” here, although I had purposely chosen Mexico over Spain for our vacation because I did not want to ‘push’ destiny ‘just because a *seer* told me so…..”
On a local bus one day, a ‘gringo’ began to talk to me. He too was traveling alone in Mexico and was thrilled to meet this “art pad & brushes” carrying mama and her son.
He hung out with us as we visited museums, went to the Opera and sat for hours, the three of us drinking lemonade (or margaritas) and playing chess in local places… it was so much fun, but I knew he was not “the one” although he insisted he was….
I had no idea that a month later, my life would drastically change as my ex began to torture me via endless litigation that would last over 8 years and lead me into financial and deep emotional distress yet at the same time I would be invited to exhibit my own art in Mexico where I would meet, my “life partner,” Sergio in another beautiful ‘European-like’ city of Mexico: Queretaro.
I traveled to Queretaro on the afternoon after having “had my day in court.” It was a nightmare as ‘the ex’ riled against me with lies upon lies…. he lost the case, as every other case he brought against me for the following 7 years… his manner of “getting back at him” for leaving him. An old story, unfortunately familiar to some of you who may be reading this….
I remember on the plane, crying about it all…. pleading with God/the Universe for this to ‘never, ever happen again’.
When I arrived in ‘el DF’/Mexico City, I boarded a bus for a two hour trip to Queretaro. My tears were less by then and I settled into a seat by the window. As the bus traveled out of the city and into the countryside I suddenly saw a rainbow… it was a gorgeous rainbow, clearer than any I had ever seen… and as I looked further, I could not only see ALL the colors super clear in full saturation, I also could clearly see the beginning AND the end to the rainbow!!! I looked around the bus urgently to see if anyone else could see it… I got up and stepped towards the door which was all glass and allowed a better view (I thought: ‘perhaps other riders will wonder what I am looking at and discover it too)… nobody looked and I was too timid, worn out exhausted to say a word. I was excited and suddenly touched as I saw the rainbow as a ‘promise’ from All that *Is* … telling me that just as the rainbow is a sign for ‘never again’ in the Bible… so never again would I have to endure such stress and angst as I had that morning in court.
I had no idea that the rainbow was a personal sign to me… maybe if I had pointed it out to the other bus riders, nobody would have seen it?
It was, I know now, a sign for things to come… for in only an hour’s time I would meet my lover, my best friend: Sergio.
true story to be continued….