New blog post! I Left My ❤️ in CDMX. (Link in bio) My last day in Mexico City, and the fountain at Plaza Luis Cabrera, the place where Jack Kerouac the beat writers found their inspiration has been drained. Tonight the celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe continues and the wellspring has run dry. It seems symbolic. A secret bidding to go on hidden in the heart of one of CMDX's sacred parks. 40 days minus a couple of nights I've stayed in this ancient city slowly sinking from the previous centuries' of drained canals. The inverse of Noah. My ark is a metal ship made for the sky. Moving a little more south as this journey of the soul, my backpacked heart takes me southward.
This city, this hostel, the people I've interacted with, the friends I have made and connected with on a spiritual level; the magical kismet of healing este lugar has brought me is immeasurable, incredible, life affirming, path defining. The city took my Texas driver's license and later my wallet- a shedding of the former self. My identity slowly eroding, Perhaps that's why the losses have been so hard. Etchings in the marble to bring the fullness of who I am to the surface. These temporary sacrifices to reveal, sustain, a lasting permanence.
My Argentian friend, Ignacio, has been traveling for two years and recently had his phone stolen. It seems this city requires some type of sacrifice from each visitor. He said that the traveling can get lonely and there are things he misses from his motherland but that he isn't homesick. He said that "we are our own homes." His comment brought tears to my eyes- not that this is a task of any kind of difficulty, these days. We take these homes wherever we are. With each loss comes a new addition. I have no residence to call my own. But I'm finding there are mansions within me.
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