THIS IS NOT the first time we’ve encountered irony in the matter of illegal immigration. While Mexicans think it’s fine and dandy to sneak into the United States without permission, having Central Americans sneak into Mexico isn’t so swell.
A bunch of illegals who had settled into an auditorium in Palenque for months were forcibly ejected and their belongings torched by angry citizens. Apparently, Palenque is not a Ciudad Santuario, or at least not anymore, and diversity ain’t looking so sweet.
The citizens say crime has increased since the illegals moved in. Sound familiar?
PLACES, LIKE people, change over time. I climbed the circular stairwell today to take this year’s roof shot. The one I posted recently in black and white on Mood piece was a photo from a couple of years ago.
The horse shot was fresh though.
We’re off to Palenque, Chiapas, for a week later this month. Will be my first visit since 1999 when I flew down there from Houston to attend an entheogen conference. It’ll be interesting to see the jungle again.
It won’t be interesting to sweat, but there’s no avoiding that.
On returning we’ll start some work here at the Hacienda. The driveway up from the street, behind the stone wall and not visible in the photo, will be renovated with a nice mosaic design. The windows looking out to the upstairs terraza need lots of work and varnish.
There’s a weed-filled dirt strip that runs the width of the property between our back wall and the street surface that we’re going to fancy up with rock and cement even though it’s not our land. Community service.
And we will replace the toilet downstairs. The current johnny was purchased in the talavera capital of Dolores Hidalgo in 2002. It has a painted desert scene all over it.
Though interesting and lovely, it’s a bit undersized and has never been very practical. We’ll replace it with something modern from Home Depot, and the old toilet will start a new life as a planter in the yard.