agua pura

28 May

Oh man. There is nothing like being in a diarrhealerium. I don’t think i’ve seen much other than the cieling of my hotel room and the bathroom for 48 hours. Back and forth.

I have heard that 51% of the population has no access to clean water in this town! Yet at the same time, Chiapas supplies half of Mexico’s hydro electric power. So there is plenty clean water… its just not distributed fairly. Some people are making lots of money, others are always sick. You can see it in their faces. Those with just a bit of affluence look shiny and happy like americans, but those who are impoverished don’t look so well … The river that flows through town smells like shit and gasoline.

But.. i have decided to react to injustices with kindness in action as opposed to anger. Anger is the illusion of empowerment. Kindness in action IS empowerment.

LOL I actually caught my self thinking, in a sweat lying in bed  “man i need to stop eating all this mexican food, its making me sick……

but… all there is here is mexican food….

mmmmm… i love mexican food. i want a chile relleno right now”

But i’m getting better, pepto and fruit and massive clean H2O helps a lot.  Carrie is already mostly recovered.

Thanks to the universe for having access to clean water.

2 Responses to “agua pura”

  1. laura May 28, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    take good care of yourself, zachary! i’m stoked to keep reading your adventures. safe travels, love.

  2. Sparah May 29, 2010 at 1:08 am #


    This warrants a poem, a couplet if you will:

    I can feel it as my stomach fries
    My insides become my outsides

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