Different, but the Same

5 Dec

I got into Medellin on Tuesday, after leaving Brazil on Sunday night (More on that in a later wrap-up Brazil post).

I was extremely excited to see Carybeth and Teresa, and I have literally been counting down the days til my return to Medellin ever since I left in 2007.

Like almost every place you’ve ever been and then go back to, of course it’s different than you remember.  I returned to the restaurant where I had taken the perfect photo of the Medellin skyline lit up at night (that I’ve looked at every day for years as my computer background), only to find the view obscured by new high rises built right next door.  I’ve gotten to see a few great friends while I’ve been here, but also learned how many friends are currently living abroad.  The bustling streets of the Centro overwhelm me, and I can hardly remember how I managed to navigate this city with my lack of internal compass.  And sadly, my Paisa Spanish is long gone, when I open mouth all that tumbles out is awkwardly pronounced Spanish, or just plain Portuguese (Ironic, considering in Brazil it seemed that only Spanish words wanted to come out).

But peering out the window on the metro as the city flew by it all seemed very familiar, and I felt very tranquila.

Medellin will always be my first Latin American home.

Now Carybeth and I are off to the land of Shakira (Barranquilla), Parque Tayrona, and Cartagena to soak up some sun.  Fingers crossed that the out of control rain that has been sweeping the country takes a little rest (I’m sure it’s exhausted) for our viaje.


3 Responses to “Different, but the Same”

  1. Grandma December 6, 2010 at 4:03 am #

    It’s not raining in Waukesha, but it is a bit cold. Can’t wait to see you and Carybeth

  2. Make her smell poop in my pants February 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    So many people don’t care about global warming. They disregard the need for conservation and instead drive SUVs. They don’t care about the Federal deficit/debt (outside of partisanship) and they don’t care earning $400k for an $80,000/year job will eventually bankrupt the country. They have awarded themselves $400k pay and retirement packages, loading up their friends on the payroll during the boom 90s through the real estate bust while all services which the program were intended to fund now get cut to pay for it.
    They think they are going sometime during/at the end of this life, and disregard the poor souls who are left behind.
    Sounds like the Italians who were used to plan World War II and the Holocaust, and not by accident.
    These are the people who will be here in the United States when bankruptcy is declared and society deteriorates into chaos. And they will deserve the anarchy which ensues.

    The gods used the Italians to ruin life in the 20th century.
    The gods used the Italians to ruin life in A.D. with The Church.
    The Church controlled Western Civilization. As the largest land owner in Europe they controlled the monarchies. They were responsbile for slavery, revenge for African invasion and rape of Italy. They created religious discontent, ultimately leading to the disfavored dumping ground known as the United States.
    And each generation of these Italians were sold on “earning”, only to be reincarnated as a lesser life form subsequently, punishment for their evil.
    “The West Bank, where the end of the world will begin.” With xtianity.
    And they were reincarnated into the ghetto to be punished as crack babies and in drive-by shootings, both intentionally inflicted on the black community and poetic justice for inflicting these horrors on their hated enemies.
    On their brothers.

    The gods are the commensurate rapist pathology, focussed on control.
    It is appropriate the picked the Italians for the downfall of man. The perception offered is exactly how the gods are. Unfortunate for the Italians, they were deliberately altered to match this pathology so the god’s behavior could be justified in the context of their positioning.

    I will forever regret and resent being picked for this event.
    I may not have learned as much as I have but I WOULD have gotten more done and made more progress, and at the end of this life that’s all that matters. We are all reincarnated and must re-learn about the gods and their methodology.
    This is the worst possible senario in my life.
    Despite your attempts to force your positioning, “protection” and their fulfillment of the promise I am t have a “real chance” in a future life, I will take my hatred forward to the next life.
    The empty promise is I will have a real chance of going, and if I retain this experience there is no way in damngod motherfuckers that would ever be possible. Secret is they have the freedom to remind me of this life, “executive priveledge” retained, sabotaging all progress up to that point. And they WILL utilize this tactic.
    This is a lost cause. They are degenerate filth who positioned in a guarentee to fail, ensuring the are not to blame for their failed promise.
    The upside down star is my symbol. There is of course no Satan. That’s just the gods with different clothes on.

    Another feature which the Gods offer as a clue is very foreboading and ominous. Mt. Zion is a mountain to the north of Diablo (the eye of The Beast) and one which has a working quarry at its base. Consistant with the decay we experience in society, Mt. Zion is being eaten away, slowly stripped of its resources, until one day paradise will be gone forever.

  3. McTomatoes Caballero July 11, 2011 at 2:14 am #

    Molly, I love your blog

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