antigua guatemala loves you
Clever me, hacking a way to post from Guatemala but not a way to correct mistakes, like the italics wandering as bold as you please over the bottom half of this page. Ah well, que será.
Matt sent me the news, by email, about Elliot Smith´s suicide. Spanish hotmail offered me an article about how the universe will go out, leaving nothing but cold stars and black holes (agujeros negros). Around midday today I was starting to feel despondent and foreign and unable to penetrate the surrounding world, but then I did manage a Spanish telephone conversation with the leader of a human rights group in the town of Rabinal. Hanging around with Don Hernán had convinced me that I was still a blithering idiot with the language, but it turns out that compared to other Guatemalans, he just slurs his words like nobody's business. The folks at the vegetarian restaurants, too, are used to gringos and enunciate.