I love the sometimes ambiguous nature of language and how open it can be to interpretation. Take the word reflection for example. The multiple meanings seem to be so similar in both Spanish and English. In noun form, it can be taken to mean the reflection of an image, or the glint or gleam of a shiny object, or the glare caused by harsh bright light.
It can refer to the act of being reflected as in a wave or a ray of light. Or it can refer to a reflex action (or reaction) for example a movement or in response to pain. The Spanish adjective also means meditative. Similarly the English meaning in verb form - to reflect, can also mean to think deeply.
One of the things I miss the most about Andalusia is the light out there - so bright, brash and golden. Where everything is both painterly yet hyper real through the camera's eye. A photographer's dream.
Sometimes it seems that going away on vacation is the only time you ever have to take time to reflect on your life, to look back through the lens of distance and extra head space at everything you've left temporarily behind, and ponder if this is really what you've always wanted.
I'm still not done with my photos from Spain. But even before I can post everything I've been meaning to, time has flown and I am now just about to head off on another Mediterranean break. This time we are going to the South of France for a few days to disconnect again completely, to celebrate Mr V's fortieth with old friends and take some time to reflect on what we want our future to look like. Maybe you might call it having a mid-life crisis, albeit accompanied with fine French wine and cheese.
Back soon with more photos.
Dictionary definitions sourced from www.spanishdict.com.