Friday, March 14, 2008

Almost

I'm posting this image for me. I know it probably isn't going to cut the mustard for most of you but for me living here in Mexico, it is reminding me of life here in Mexico for most of the Mexicans. They live in rural areas. The older children take care of the younger children. Jeans are the uniform for the younger generation. There are always festivals and the festivals are more a less a repeat from one to another....costumed dancers, food stands, and a few beat up rides for the children. I like the shadows of the three children holding hands. I like the distant views over the fields and the mountains in the background. And I wonder what life will be like for these little girls out in the campo. Will they get to go to school beyond the fifth grade? Will they marry a good man? Will they have to raise the children alone while the husband is working in the USA? Or will one of them spread their wings and be able to get more education? I know that you don't see all of that in this photograph. Maybe one day I can make an image so that you can see these things too.

It may be a few days before I'm back with a blog entry, but I'll be back.

4 comments:

Babs said...

Great blog Billie! Have fun in Michoacan..........

frida kahlo said...

I see the poetry in this photo. I love your blog! Keep sharing the good life with the rest of us!

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Borrego said...

Hey Billie

wolverinemx said...

Michoacan is magic... I spent two days in Patzcuaro, Morelia, Quiroga and the state really like me...

I define the state as Artist's Land...

I do not see opera, but in morelia we went to the theather and we saw the zarzuela...