Despertá

Surprise!

Surprise!

If you’ve got about 40 seconds, here’s what I want you to do: first, make sure you’re in a context where making some noise isn’t going to be awkward (this is not a post to experience during a meeting, or when you’re trying to sneak up on someone). Next, get comfortable, close your eyes, and imagine that you’re asleep. Now press play.

Good Morning! That’s the despertá, Valencian for awakening, and something like it happens around 8 am for the 5 days of Fallas, and at various times in the month preceding. Amongst the explosions could you hear hints of the marching band? This is community, outside our window.

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