Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Pedro and baby

Back in Desemboque, Mexico, I met Pedro. He’s a diver, which is very risky business over there- they stay underwater for hours sending bags of scallop or oysters and have to deal with a lot of rickety equipment. On top of that, they migrate all year long from one place to another in correlation with the fishing seasons. Two years ago, while in Desemboque he left a very beautiful girl pregnant. He only sees his illegal son (he is, of course, married somewhere else) during the scallop season there.

Back in Desemboque, Mexico, I met Pedro. He’s a diver, which is very risky business over there- they stay underwater for hours sending bags of scallop or oysters and have to deal with a lot of rickety equipment. On top of that, they migrate all year long from one place to another in correlation with the fishing seasons. Two years ago, while in Desemboque he left a very beautiful girl pregnant. He only sees his illegal son (he is, of course, married somewhere else) during the scallop season there.

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Gay Play

I went to a play today, which is already cool. However, this play was performed by people who belong to a gay community center. It was written by them and inspired by their lives, which were, for the most part, pretty harsh. One guy (who considers himself a girl- excuse me for not getting the terminology right) was kicked out of the house and lives on the streets, another lost his whole family once he came out. I can’t imagine what it’s like to expose yourself like this on stage, in front of complete strangers, but they all spoke of how helpful the process has been for them. Well, drama-therapy it is, then.

I went to a play today, which is already cool. However, this play was performed by people who belong to a gay community center. It was written by them and inspired by their lives, which were, for the most part, pretty harsh. One guy (who considers himself a girl- excuse me for not getting the terminology right) was kicked out of the house and lives on the streets, another lost his whole family once he came out. I can’t imagine what it’s like to expose yourself like this on stage, in front of complete strangers, but they all spoke of how helpful the process has been for them. Well, drama-therapy it is, then.

 

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Wedding Day

On a nice summer day in Georgetown in Washington DC, I stumbled upon these two beautiful ladies who were taking wedding pictures (before their wedding to each other, that is).

On a nice summer day in Georgetown in Washington DC, I stumbled upon these two beautiful ladies who were taking wedding pictures (before their wedding to each other, that is).

Jerry and the fire

Haven’t gotten a chance to share most of my pictures from Mexico. This is Jerry, one of the most interesting people I met while down there. He was warming up to a fire from a nylon net before another long day of fishing.