Originally released in 2001 as track number five on Lila Downs’ Border/La Linea album, this poetry of song was written by Lila herself and Mr. Paul Cohen of BMI Records. The song La Niña (The Young Girl) was dedicated to the maquiladora workers of Mexico by its authors. It went on appear as one of […]
So I’ve always been a huge fan of great lyrics. Notice I said great lyrics and not music or singers, although who can resist the likes of Amy Winehouse, Mariah Carey, Whitney, and yeah even some of Beyonce’s body of work. My taste in singers has always leaned more towards feminine vocals. There is just […]
Every Person Knows Where Their Own Shoe Tightens Alright, if you’re reading this translation and thinking “what?” allow me to elaborate. Meeting people is a natural part of life – obviously – and, fortunately or unfortunately, you can’t really avoid the act of socializing. Sure some of us prefer it less than others, and […]
My earliest childhood recollection is of the sun. It’s warmth wrapped around me like a blanket, melting down my back, caressing me tenderly, from head to toe, in a way that made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. I couldn’t have been more than four years old because I remember lying there waiting for my […]
While There is Life There is Hope Never give up – on life, on people, on hope, and especially not on ourselves. That’s what the closest interpretation of this popular saying would be if we are to accept it at face value. Basically, that while we are living and breathing we are capable of doing […]
I never really understood this saying completely. How can someone who is not blind actually see less than someone who is? Well in fact this statement is very true as I have come to realize. Not because we close our eyes and pretend not to see, at least not literally – more so because we choose to see what we want. As when people say Love is blind.
Last week I went to my grandmother’s funeral in Mexico. It had been more than six years since I’d last been to the country in which both my parents were born. Every year I’d come up with some excuse as to why I couldn’t afford to go or didn’t have the vacation time to take off from my job. The truth is I wasn’t interested in going.
The reason for that escapes me now, but driving into those celestial Sierra Madre Mountains last week shook me to the core in a way that I hadn’t been in a long while.
Until she heard her name called out last Tuesday night at The Salvation Army’s third annual Youth of the Year Scholarship Awards Banquet, Eliana Perez didn’t have any true higher education aspirations. The high school student admits she wanted to go to college, but because of her family’s limited resources she had all but given up […]