This is the way Álvaro, our author from Honduras, signed off on his note to me this morning. I had been watching the news yesterday and saw how violent things continued in that country due to the recent “golpe de estado” that had occurred the week before, and wrote him a quick note indicating that he and his family and his country were in Luis´ and my the thoughts and prayers – adding the mother’s reflex, (begging the obvious that goes out to all regardless of their relation to us)….”Cuidense mucho”.
He described briefly the up to the moment having to do mostly with looking for the ‘good’ in the ‘bad’ and his ‘resigned reflections’ on human nature; “There is more concern and worry with each day that passes , but no deaths yet.” “Seven million people have been impacted by the spoiled childish political ambitions of one.” “So many people both inside and outside the country have fallen victim to propaganda and believe that the ‘victemizer’ is actually the ‘victem’.
Now read this however you wish…the truth is, I do not know the political leanings of Álavaro…he writes for La Casa Rojas about how he experiences his life in his country, and one´s experience of one´s life is personal and universal simultaneously.
And it is this last point that I find fascinating …. our experiences are at once personal and universal. I will be putting up Álvaro´s third installment of “Domingo negro en Honduras, Historia de una crisis”later today. With one final note of disclaimer I sign off for now…..La Casa Rojas is about giving outsiders an insiders point of view … we are not promoting the politics of any particular group … and our personal points of view are not necessarily reflected in the articles we publish. Paz, Joan Editor in Chief, La Casa Rojas – the magazine