Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Medicina de OL Guadalupe

Medicina de OL Guadalupe

Sorry. Have not been inspired to go out find you all new outdoor city imagery. It could be because that at this moment, rumbling machinas scrape roadways and try to erase the remnants of the August 2006 floods; while all the while, dusty cement workers carve curvy new sidewalks.

Above, the sky is a streak of greyish-blue that signals the arrival of sandblast season and another round of migraines. Yes, Easter came early and I am on spring break. Because of this short vacation, I was out this afternoon--errand to our ever faithful Canutillo pharmacia. It was there I discovered something the jobber left at my friend Art's amazingly quiet drug stop. Reflecting a true American phenomenon, delivered straight from the Guadalupe Medicine Company of upstate New York, is an example of OL's amazing healing powers.

And with her cure along comes the powers of commerce, that invariably hitch a free ride. However much they make off of her image, her strength still remains. So much so, that it easily bounces back to land upon this dusty hamlet between El Paso and Anthony. What can't she cure?


Around the World said...

good to see you posting here again - hope to see more soon.

carolyn rhea drapes aka chacal said...

thanks! your comment is greatly appreciated. i've got a few more inside pictures and will post about that today.

Note: If you can get your hands on St. Clair's book, " The Secret Lives of Color ," go for it! It's absolutely beautiful...