On giving thanks – 11.14

On November 14, 2011, I am thankful for Latin America.

Admittedly, I’m not particularly well-traveled, but Latin America is the region of the world (besides the one that I am from) that I have spent the most time in and feel the most drawn to. It is diverse, rugged, beautiful, and alive. It is resilient, conscious of struggle, and somehow both humble and proud (…and yes, I realize I am anthropomorphizing and generalizing all over the place.)

I stumbled on this music video by my favorite reggaetonera from Puerto Rico, Calle 13. His songs – both lyrically and rhythmically, are interesting, political, and smart. Watching this today conjured for me a surge of affection for Latin America, and as such, that is what I’m thankful for today. Even if you don’t understand Calle’s Spanish (which, true to form, is thought-provoking) it is worth the watch, as the images are arresting, and capture so much of what I love about this region of the world and its people.

 

What are you thankful for?

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(See all posts on giving thanks here.)

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