Mexico is a country full of traditions that are instilled in its citizens specially during the Holiday Season where people celebrate the Christmas spirit by enjoying the famous Pastorelas!
A story worth telling. A story worth trying. A story worth thinking about…
Once upon a time, there was this little girl…
We get so caught up on labels trying to establish a sense of belonging not realizing that at the same time those labels are a form of division just like borders. Keeping us apart instead of united. Breaking us down instead of building a stronger community.
Me: How do you say that thing you know?
Friend: A hammer? Seriously…
Me: YES, there you go. A hammer Sorry, I could only remember how to say it in Spanish.
The one who carries all the burdens on your shoulders.
The one who doesn’t fall apart.
The one that worries for her loved ones, but never really tells them how.
Dulce Regreso by Gabby Salazar
(Acrylic on Canvas 2015)
Canta y baila mi querido pariente
Que la pachanga va a comenzar
No sea que la Catrina llegue de repente
y a todos nos quiera llevar.
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…the point of that blade deeper into my throat. I had the contrasting feeling of the cold metal blade and the heat of his breath melting my ear as he whispered softly one more time “Go inside or I will kill you.” I didn’t want to die.
What’s your defense mechanism? We all have one. If you haven’t pinpointed it yet, it’s okay, but maybe take some time for self exploration. Meanwhile, let me share mine with you: