Tertulia

Case and I got back today, after a good few days in the campo. We got a bunch done and also had some fun.

On Thursday in Granada Casey was invited to present her project (which folks were really interested in) and then we were invited to a tertulia afterwards. I’d never heard of tertulias before coming to Colombia. They are basically conversations had with a group of people (never been to one with less than eight folks) about politics or literature or something of the sort. And alcohol is served. On Friday, we participated in one with the author of a book about the violence that took place in Granada. It was pouring rain outside, and so hot coffee was served with shots of rum, as well as hot tea (which Casey and I also poured rum in, but apparently that’s not the norm). It was fun – interesting conversation with a bunch folks we actually already knew (making us feel like we’ve done a good job networking these past six months). And considering many of our Friday nights in the campo are pretty slow, it was really nice to have plans.

We took some pictures of the tertulia, but they just look like people sitting in circle in a dimly lit room talking, and aren’t really worth sharing. However, I do like this one…

This man, a former radio personality who still has a lot to say, had the quote of the night: "Nuns are more dangerous than a shootout in an elevator."

This man, a former radio personality who still has a lot to say, had the quote of the night: “Nuns are more dangerous than a shootout in an elevator.”

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2 Responses to Tertulia

  1. Martha Nachreiner says:

    Loved this one. Sounds like you have become part of the process you are studying. X

  2. Dad & Carrie says:

    He must be Catholic. Amen, brother.

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