Mexico in my Hassie. My Hasselblad. Mi amor…
I feel like these Mexico posts went from good to better to best. But they’re completely interchangeable, depending on the mood I’m in.
I will tell you… that I am in love with Mexico. With San Pancho specifically; where, if I could’ve conjure up an image in my head of exactly how I’d like Mexico to look like, then it would be San Pancho. I would seriously wake up & fall asleep to the sound of children, animals & music… and every hour in between was nothing but simplicity & bliss.
And I’m in love with my dear Jillian Mitchell for having me along for twelve days & four weddings, and for giving me the ultimate authentic, local experience.
I am forever changed, and all I can think about every day is how I can get back… and in the meantime, how can I make my experience in mexico translate into my life in America.
A little side note on these photos… there are four photos from an amazing organization in San Pancho called Entre Amigos–Among Friends–where they provide educational tools & classes for the local children, and provide work for local artisans by creating & selling things–garbage, basically–that have been recycled & reused & remade into something beautiful. It’s one of the most amazing projects I have ever seen, and I highly encourage you to check out their site, buy some of their amazing merchandise, and hopefully even donate to them… donations provide books & scholarships to the children.
On the last day of my visit, I was lucky enough to still be in town for the Día de la Revolución–Revolution Day–where everyone in every town in Mexico celebrates the day that Mexican Revolutionaries revolted against Spain. It was truly the best experience anyone could ask for when staying in Mexico… all the children dress up as revolutionaries, and parade down the street to the plaza, led by the queen of the parade (seemingly the oldest woman in town), and then everyone celebrates in the plaza with food & dancing. I’m not ashamed to say that I cried all the way from the main street to the plaza… I was so moved by the celebration, and it was the perfect climax to the most enlightening twelve days of my life.
México, te amo… te quiero. I love you… I want you.