I present this mainly photo blog as food for thought – or maybe just for fun. The pictures here are just an average Sunday night in Puebla, Mexico (the 4th largest city in MX).
I can’t help but think of that song by the band Chicago “Saturday In The Park” (Think it was the Fourth Of July).
This is the Zocalo, these are Mexican families – strolling, laughing, buying balloons …. SELLING balloons, watching street performers, laughing, looking, eating, enjoying ….
When I was out there watching all of this happen, grabbing my camera, snapping some memories – I was thinking “Hm – why isn’t it like this at home in America” and I walked around thinking – wow – there’s something going on here that we’re missing. It wasn’t until I came back home and started thinking about Balboa Park on the weekend, or the boardwalk in Mission Beach, or Washington Square Park in NYC in the summer, or the Park in Chicago for the summer that I got to spend there ….
And my thoughts turned — and I remembered that probably just as many families in California, or anywhere in the US are enjoying Sunday in the same way that these families are – and equally – most likely just as many Mexican Families actually aren’t enjoying the weekend just in the way that lots of American families aren’t enjoying their weekends – and the final thought that wrapped around it was that the thing that maybe we forget more as Americans – is that people around the world are so much the same in the things that they really want. Maybe it’s a hippy-dippy post but I’m sticking to it. Please enjoy the rest of my Sunday photo fun below: