16.03.2012 - 31.03.2012 72 °F
Somehow I am on my week 6 in Buenos Aires.
My sightseeing efforts ended on day 5.
What do I do?, all this time, here.
It feels like a dream.
Yes, it feels like I am floating in some kind of a dreamy world.
Partly, that is because I don´t have time to actually dream.
Funny, but yes, in a period when time is plenty of what I have, I just haven´t made time for sleep.
I have 2 pairs of shoes.
2 very pretty pairs of tango shoes.
I wear the nude colored ones during the afternoon, to the 2 tango classes I take.
The black sparkly ones, I put on at night.
And when I mean night, it´s Buenos Aires time zone.
The night in the tango world begins after 12:30, all of the seven days a week. The band comes on around 2 am. The peak hour hits at 3, and the tango clubs, the milongas, stay open till 5 on weekdays, till 6 on weekends, and yes, they serve breakfast.
Most women dance tango with their eyes closed.
The dance takes place in a very close embrace, and to be able to follow the many intricate moves and weight shifts of the leader, it´s easier to close your eyes.
So I do.
And when I do, I am transported into this dreamy world.
Especially, since I am always sleep deprived.
Right about after 3 am, every dance feels like a descent into Morpheus´ realm, into its mesmerizing sweetness.
And it´s addictive.
I think I am addicted to that feeling, that close your eyes and walk into your partner´s energy field to be twirled and moved, smoothly, to the gorgeous sounds of bandaneon.
And at the milongas, the live orchestras are just incredible.
Typically, 3 guitarists, 3 accordion players, a violinist, a piano -- you feel like you have stepped into a different era, because surely, is this really happening to you?