Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day

Mexico can be a real dichotomy. Most of the nation is still very poor and for generations has lived with the "reuse, remake, recycle, make do" media phrases before they became the current catch phrases. You can't spend 5 minutes in this country before you see 100 examples of using what you have on hand to make something work :) Things that the advanced developed nations throw away because there is no way to fix it to work again are fixed here. Mexico has more then earned the title of being able to fix anything :) But the most amazing part is that they are able to fix things with literally nothing. I have mentioned often that second hand stores are not common, and finding second hand furniture is even more uncommon. Truly nothing goes to waste There are some of the most amazing & inspirational artists behind every mechanic, shoe repair, steel worker, plumbing, hardware, electrical, paint.... stores!! Steampunk is a way of life here!!! :)

On the other side of the coin many in Mexico have not had the time, money or energy to realise that all things are finite not infinite. It takes everything they have to survive and thoughts that future generations might not have clean air, etc is not something that is a reality to deal with. But even that is changing, slowly but it is changing. Mexico realises and accepts the responsibility of protecting their country's resources. This is, (and rightly so) a proud country of ageless beauty with a history of a people who have cared, protected and respected nature in all her forms :)

Have a most audacious today or tomorrow depending on where in the world you are ;)


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

OMG Rosie...don't forget...they RECYLED other people's hearts right out of their bodies!!! LOL...the Aztecs...oooo they were BAD!!!

What beautiful photos!!!

It's amazing to see what really poor people can do with so little. And they try to put some art and heart (not an Aztec reference this time) into it -- think of the huraches (sp?) which are made from bits of leather and old tire treads...

Tristan Robin said...

gorgeous photos - and those ruins!!!

The only place in Mexico I've ever been in Mexico is Acapulco - and I don't think that has anything to do with Mexico, really. LOL

xashee's corner said...

another AWESOME post and i thank you so much for sharing!! i LOVE the photos and think Mexico is BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING!! i would LOVE to take a trip there! Have a FANTASTIC day! :)

LuLu Kellogg said...

These photos are AMAZING! What a piece of paradise *sigh*'s raining cats and dogs here and all dreary. Hmph!!

I am still having a good day though...all the fur babies are snuggled up around me and I have an abundance of chocolate chip cookies so life is good :)

Love to you, LW and the Fur Babies,
LS, The Commander, our FurBabies and #2

Rika said...

Fantastic Photos!!

Tracy M. said...

Thank you for all the lovely pictures. You've made me (future) home sick. Take care.
Tracy M.

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