Tuesday, November 29, 2005
The Bird People
As long as I'm writing about the drive to San Miguel, I thought I would like to tell you about the people in one place along the highway who have made makeshift shelters and sell things they trap out in the campo. These people are so tragically poor that when you see them you can't help but think of Mexico as a third world country even though up and down this highway trucks carry parts and finished products like HP computers and Honda cars. I could write about the bird people but my friend Sharon Seligman, a photographer, has been documenting their lives for several years. Her essay and images tell it much better than anything I could write.