Puerto Rico's survival kit, post María. Well, part of it.
About the fan on the left side... Last year, around November, when there was no electricity and much less availability of battery operated or rechargeable fans here in PR, someone on Facebook travelled to Miami (to this day I'm totally grateful) and offered to buy and bring small fans, as to not die while sleeping, because of the heat and humidity here. I saw god, but i couldn't shake the fact that, that small nameless fan cost the same as the big one that I normally use, whose brand is very famous. And I knooow, "oferta y demanda" and whatnot. Yet, I still find it conflicting.
Anyway, we had a major blackout the other day and in terms of electricity, we literally went to square one, as if it had been just a couple of days after hurricane María. I had just stepped out of an elevator, and the electricity went out... I had to laugh and be thankful for those extra seconds that definitely made a difference on the way I experienced that day. In this new reality here in PR, anything can happen and we should be prepared.
Finally,back to my survival kit. Now I know (or at least it sunk a bit more) that I cant let my guard down.Life in Puerto Rico will never be the same,and this time I dont just mean in terms of our electric system.This historic junction could be a great opportunity if we look into the future with fresh eyes and a fresh perspective,but I don't see that happening anytime soon.Not systemically or socially.We pick and choose our battles without realizing that they are all intertwined.They are one. We are one.We need to create harmony, because our country is thirsty for it.
What to do about this island? What about our collective consciousness? When are we going to really evolve, politically and socially? Do we have to keep running inside this wheel like animals in a cage, repeating the same cycles? Is violence (in broad terms) our way out of this lengthy crisis? The statistics are not tipping in our favor.
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