Friday, November 2, 2007

Sex and Food Peruvian Style...Part II

I learned the other day that there is a caldo de maiz out there that the children don't like very much...must try it and report back. And I only say that so that title rings true because I want to write about...

My first conversation about sex in Spanish with a Peruvian, and I was shocked. I was walking back from working in one of the local caserios with one of the teachers who also serves on my committee and along the way he decide to tell me all about his new concerns for his love life with his wife. Like I said, I was shocked. But being someone who likes to talk about sex even though I don't have much training in counseling or sex, for that matter, I thought I'd give it a shot and so I talked about hormones, sexual drives, the feminine mystique and a few other things too. I was very proud of my ability to articulate myself.

So long story short. It was a fun conversation, and just this last week I feel like my Spanish is so much better. I feel like I understand more and can talk more. So thanks for all the positive thoughts out there. I mean when you can start talking about sex with someone...

3 comments:

Mardy said...

Really?!? Whoa...I can't imagine having that conversation in English, let alone Spanish. You are a lot braver than your big sis. Glad to hear that your Espanol is getting better. Keep working on it--and it'll be a piece of cake (or whatever that is in Spanish).

Mard

carolyn said...

wow have i been away tooooo long.love reading your blogs especially the one about letting your hair down...how about hand holding for praying??? any of that yet??? all is good here.i just had gallbaldder surgery 2 days ago..going to australia in january with the gages and oies..kappa is going to hillsong academy in sydney..i'll read more often..miss you lots and lots crolyn

Leah said...

Hola mi amiga,

Como esta? Ok, that's about as much as I know of spanish...

K, guess I'm going to be the hard a$$ here...but no one else is saying it...I know you are brilliant and all that (and I mean that!) but, it is maybe not best (maybe even poss. "dangerous") to talk to a married man about his sex/love life with his wife...just a warning my sistah...I'm sure you already are being careful-

K, Did you get my letter yet? I sent you a little card. Hope you receive it soon..

Will read more and harrass you later.

Leah