|Aloe Vera flower, Cabo Negro, Morocco|
By American Kabuki
The seasons are showing signs of turning, its still hot here in Northern Morocco, and the dust cries out for rain. Monsoonal clouds are forming along the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea but have yet to burst their bounty and refill the wells and green the landscape. Winter will start arriving in October, and be coming in strong by November, and along with the coastal rains and winds. The land needs it, the animals need, the people need it.
I gave notice on my apartment August 15, I have to be out of here by September 15th. I was to begin moving by now but the musical chairs of apartment switches ran into some complications with some Moroccans staying sea side longer than expected. Hopefully I have a place on the 8th (I am told) otherwise I will be on the beach.
I've gone two months without running water and my roommate and I have been packing 40 liters of water a day from a well down by the beach. One of my Russian friends has been very kind in lending me his shower every few days. My landlord has refused to fix the well and seems confused why I would leave a place on which I pay premium rent for no water. He informs that all of area is without water. I know that not to be true. I don't have many rituals in my life, but hot morning showers and having clean fresh clothes are among them. He's owes me money for well pump repair which I will most likely not see again. He also stole (or "lost") a drill I loaned him.
There is a lady in village who washes clothes for a nominal charge but her machine is broken and it appears by the length of time it takes to get them back she is doing them by hand. I don't really understand that, as the family is among the wealthiest in the village, but they put on a good show of poverty for the tax people. Its very strange to have the wealthiest grandmother beg you for money, especially considering how well her home is furnished. She lives better than I. Nothing is as it appears in Morocco, it appears as third would country, yet luxury cars and boats abound. Power outages are often not about bad infrastructure as it is about cover for smuggling boats taking contraband to Spain and the rest of Europe. Life is hard for some, and they have adopted the best they can and as their ancestors have.
Internet service continues to be spotty for me, and I have not yet been able to listen to Heather's interview with Sacha or the show she did last night with Lisa Harrison. I will probably have to hand carry a USB stick of the interviews from them directly to listen to them. Strange to be so physically close and to know that people on the other side of world will know what is said before I do.
The energies continue to rise here, I noticed it again last night and this morning. I think this entire area must sit on a huge ley line, or energy vortex or both. I really noticed the difference between the energies in Casa Blanca and here. Its palpably different here.