I POSTED THIS photo on The Satellite Moon some days back, and the more I look at it the more I like it.
The girl, as do others, sells roasted corn on the main plaza downtown. I have watched her grow up, as I have watched many young vendors downtown since I settled here 15 years back.
During my first year below the border I was talking with a female friend who lived in Mexico City. We were in a coffee shop in that chaotic capital, and a woebegone woman walked by. I commented that the passer-by had a very sad look on her face.
My friend replied: Mexico is full of sad women.