Sunday, December 7, 2008
First Impressions of the Border: Round 3
Everything looks strangly familiar yet oddly strange to me as I acclimate to the Border once again. An important concept that surprised me on Round One of border exploring a few years back was learning that whether one stands in "The U.S." or in "Mexico," we're all standing in the Borderland--and that commonality overrides nationalism here.
This quote elaborates:
"The US/Mexican Border is a wound where the Third World grates against the First and bleeds... the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country--- a border culture." Gloria Anzaldua
Photo caption: Like the Borderland, the bird nest is an entity unto itself, caught in between. We discovered it on a desert hike on Round 1 of Border exploring.