The Day the Earth Didn’t Stand Still
The Day the Earth Didn’t Stand Still | Doris Dorenbaum
We heard all the “pray- fors”, looked at all the memes, and observed all the brave citizens become heroes. We donated, posted, and hash-tagged the heck out of our timelines on all social media platforms. We felt the impotency and helplessness of being far away, paralyzed by fear. But mostly we experienced a rebirth, an inspiration, a reunion; we experienced a new sense of gratitude, solidarity and nationalism that IS hard to describe.
“Mother Earth is pissed”, I told my best friend Maggie as we were coming to terms with the realization that Texas and Florida had been devastated by hurricanes never witnessed. Not long after, the earth shook in Mexico, giving the country, its citizens and the world a cruel wakeup call about Climate Change, missiles being tested by sociopaths running super powers, and about what we always say at Nine Muses: we need to come together so we can have #Sanity4humanity and #humanity4sanity.
As a dual citizen living in the US for the past 22 years, I have never felt more proud to be a Mexican woman. We have never been able to depend on our government. The impunity is well documented; the corruption and crime as well. But what we have shown the world today is that we are a nation of fighters, that we care for each other more than we care for ourselves, that love always wins, that we are resilient, and that we will rise again.
From the bottom of my heart, to all my friends near and far: thank you for stepping up to my beloved MEXICO.
QUE VIVA MEXICO CABRONES!!!!!
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