726. Southern Neighbors

The Culture of Mexico

Sometimes I think I find exotic places more interesting. The less obscure, the further away draws my focus. But Mexico is only a border away. Most of us have at least been over the border at one time or another… feeling like we are traveling international because we are… but with not too much hassle. But how much do we know it, realize the things about the culture that make Mexicans proud. My short bucket list includes Mexico City. Maybe you won’t get a feel for Mexican culture and why it’s a bueno thing from just this post. But maybe you’ll see some cool stuff, click on some links… and in the end hear from David S. Pumpkins Man!!!

Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral

And the architecture…

And the art…

And the music…

Cafe Tabuca

And the Comedians…

Alex Reymundo.
Angelica Vale

And the montanas…

And the poetry…

As One Listens to the Rain

Listen to me as one listens to the rain,
not attentive, not distracted,
light footsteps, thin drizzle,
water that is air, air that is time,
the day is still leaving,
the night has yet to arrive,
figurations of mist
at the turn of the corner,
figurations of time
at the bend in this pause,
listen to me as one listens to the rain,
without listening, hear what I say
with eyes open inward, asleep
with all five senses awake,
it’s raining, light footsteps, a murmur of syllables,
air and water, words with no weight:
what we are and are,
the days and years, this moment,
weightless time and heavy sorrow,
listen to me as one listens to the rain,
wet asphalt is shining,
steam rises and walks away,
night unfolds and looks at me,
you are you and your body of steam,
you and your face of night,
you and your hair, unhurried lightning,
you cross the street and enter my forehead,
footsteps of water across my eyes,
listen to me as one listens to the rain.

— Octavio Paz

And the art…

Just in case you needed it, this is what Mexico looks like and where it be…

And did I mention the art??

Preguntas??? Yo estoy El David-oh S. Pumpkins!! I didn’t think so.

Mexico. A good thing.

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