Terra S.

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“Soy muy amiguera,” said my new friend, Valentina Rodriguez, for a fifth time. We were at an outdoors harvest celebration in the Mixteca of Mexico.  Valentina and her husband were a very old couple that had always lived in this rural, mountainous farming community. They were indeed extremely friendly, as they didn’t cease to remind me, and wanted me to dance with them to the band as the sun set beyond the endless grain and cilantro fields.  Way in the distance Popocatepetl, the volcano easily seen from the city of Puebla —a three-hour bus ride away — was disappearing …