"Each friend represents a world within us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
-Anais Nin, Author and Social Critic
You can choose your words, your actions, your paths.
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So much thanks be to YOU!
Love and intercontinental squishings,
Before anything else, I found Mexico to be an unexpected, splendidly diverse cultural menagerie.
The many states and communities that divide the country each have unique qualities, distinct architecture, MOUTH-WATERING food, populations who could stop you in your tracks with their congeniality, and public art run rampant.
The state of Queretaro followed Mexico City. This city, for me, quickly earned the Most Beautiful Award on my list. Such immaculately maintained streets and buildings, vibrant in color and attitude. Even Antigua couldn’t compare to this gorgeous balance of livability and historic homage. The sun was buttery yellow, the fountains happily splashing, and trees pruned to the point of perfection. People were cheerful and gay, as though they knew what they had and were all too pleased to revel in it.
I can’t really remember a street that remained straight for more than a block.
It created this sense of labyrinthian design, convoluting and curling around ancient buildings and churches in a way that left one happily lost in the narrow, stony streets.
We were lucky once again, and happened to show up during one of the largest and most important Latin festivals in the world: Cervantino. People packed into the lanes and alleyways of the city to see the music, the art, and the cultural gallery that was the festival. For an entire month the city is transformed into a museum of folklore and Latin color. Our fantastic hostess (who lives down a road, through an alley, into a lane, and between two buildings in a fantastic 4-5 story, broken-level apartment) was gracious and willing to share her tickets to a Romanian troupe’s concert performance that literally had the crowd on its feet and dancing like gypsies around a campfire.
We were given seven classes to speak about education, dreams, and following your passions towards hopeful happiness.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!
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