Friday, March 8, 2013
Spending Mexican Days With Tony Cohan
Exhibiting a large vocabulary rather than a huge phallus, Tony treks a route similar to mine, including Mexico City, Tlacotalpan, Oaxaca, San Cristobal, and Palenque. (I wasn't following him. Sent my book to the publisher before reading his. If I stalk anyone around Mexico, it's gonna be Salma Hayek.)
Mexican Days relates some of the wisdom that Americans frequently acquire on journeying into Mexico then contrasting it with their own homeland. Consider this quotation: "In Mexico, your raptures are your own, not prepackaged or branded. The same when things go badly: you're left to your own devices. Nobody to sue, point the accusing finger at; nobody to hold accountable but yourself. I'm comfortable with that view, with its implication that you are, in the deepest sense, responsible for what befalls you."