November 5, 2023
Oh, what a difference a year makes. Found this old Mexican maxim and thought it applied to our situation: "A falta de pan, tortillas!"
What does that mean?
It means if you lack bread, make tortillas. Or, as we Americans put it, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Personally, I like tortillas better, so there you go. Speaking of tortillas, when I think of the "Old Vaquero" I think of a very Indio-Mexicano who is sort of a visual cousin to Uncle Sam. You know, like this:
Wise and sympathetic to the ways of the Gringo.
"My upbringing made me who I am."
—Marina Abramovic, who is the subject of a show at the Royal Academy of Arts in London