Six Degrees of Separation at La Fuente Restaurant

Six Degrees of Separation at La Fuente

Just five days ago I was talking about the learning process and how it can be triggered by a simple image like the Foremost logo on Ice Cream Graphic Menu photograph. More often, for me that is, the learning process begins right after a film, book or song.

The concept of Six Degrees of Separation became part my cultural baggage after having watched Will Smith performed brilliantly the role of Paul in the film Six Degrees of Separation.

According to information found at Wikipedia: Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that all human beings are connected through relationships with at most six other people. Several studies, such as Milgram’s small world experiment have been conducted to empirically measure this connectedness. While the exact number of links between people differs depending on the population measured, it is generally found to be relatively small. Hence, six degrees of separation is somewhat synonymous with the idea of the “small world” phenomenon.

So, what is that got to do with today’s photo? Well, let me explain. Back on May 18th, 2006 I published a photograph of a giant Guatemalan ant by the name of Sompopo, which, by the way, is only seen in May. The second comment in the entry was made by a person by the name of Sompopo, from the site Sompopo’s Revenge. From the point forward a virtual relationship emerged and I gained a friend; well two friends since Sompopo’s wife is also my friend; not bad if you consider that Sompopo and I do not see eye-to-eye on just about anything, but especially politics. There are ‘real people’ behind all this cyberspace, sites, forums, communities, and blogs or whatever you want to call it. Sometimes there are six degrees of separation and sometimes there is only one. Today, I had lunch in Antigua with Sompopo’s extended family: the mother, sister and brother-in-law of Sompopo and Sompopo’s wife, Flor. Thus, I was separated from Sompopo and Flor by one degree.

It was a pleasure to meet and had lunch with Lizzette, Jim, Flor’s mom and the guy with the baseball cap (his name escapes me now).

Now I wonder, when I will get to meet all you? either in person of by some degree of separation. Either way, I am happy to report that I have gained many friends through the Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo, including you! If you are just lurking in the back, please, stop by and say hello.

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  • Sompopo

    Flor and I are very glad you were able to meet her family. The picture came out great and of course Flor had me save it for her.

    Hopefully Flor and I will one day be able to come visit and have lunch with you. We enjoy your Blog and look forward to visiting everyday for our little taste of Guatemala.

    Peace

  • Hi there Rudy!
    it’s very nice all you said here.. And it’s true, day by day, you meet people from all over the world, and I don’t know why, then some connection arise. It’s a great feeling that I have writing and reading comments 🙂

  • Donna

    Hi Rudy-

    I am going to be in Guatemala in a week or so (FEB7th) I love your blog and will be glad to see some of the places in your photos again!
    Thanks-

  • HA! What a great story to go with your photo today 🙂

  • Sompopo: I will be waiting for you; don’t keep me waiting for too long. I will email you the other photos as well in high resolution. Tell Flor, it was my pleasure to have met her family.

    Donna: You are so welcome. Antigua Guatemala awaits for you.

    Dsole: Thanks for your compliments. I really wish I had more time to write well and error-free captions, but I am press against time and I write and publish as it comes out of the head/keyboard. I should really write less and let the copy seat for a while and then edit it. I get so embarrassed after I read what I wrote the day(s) before. Please, accept my apologies for publishing drafts and brainstorms.

    The Wellspring: Thanks for the visit and your comment. I will make some time to go visit your Quito Daily Photo.

  • Meg

    Great story, and wasn’t that a fantastic film? glad you had a good day out.

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