Mendoza. Scenescapes of mountain bruskly blow by, Argentian flag and white mountains in relief. 5 hour sleep puncutated waits at the freezing border, irritated commands to non responsive hostel staff. Confusion of hal fnaked British boys in your hostel room; neither distaste nor interest…. A nice wander around town, so infinitely Argentinian, precious and pristine, albeit its closer locale...
a love letter to tennis, who always wrote to me....
“Tennis is life, the rest is just details.” \ I remember this refrain, emblazoned on sweatshirts in the 90s, boldly defiant in ugly white painted warehouse tennis centers. It was a common shirt at the time for whatever mantle defined your life, and I guess this was mine. I owned one myself, although in my childish impishness, I thought this could never be true. So shallow, so...
news on the news, 3rd world looking glass
Well, Chile isnt quite the 3rd world, but anyway, the Economist wrote a good sum up of recent long span developments in chile: http://www.economist.com/node/21552566 They partially argue the advances of the country, or progress, are what allow the protests to happen. This was a smart student of mine’s point; that this is not a protest of lack, but a protest fueled by plenty, more access...
Easter, in negative relief
Santiago semana santa, a rather dry affair. Everyone scurries off to the campo, to escape the dirt and smog. The city left dead and listless, the air let out of a balloon. I wander the streets on Easter Sunday, a slight fall gloom beginning to croach in. The half deserted streets, a cloudy day, and a slightly random ennui. I putter down to the Plaza de Armas, curious to see what Easter...