Upsetting
Thursday, December 04, 2003
 
Terrorists have been spotted at Cherbourg.

At the time the herald reached me, those years ago, I had no idea where Cherbourg was. Now, I have only a slightly better idea where it is, and I think there was a movie that had to do with the umbrellas of Cherbourg.

There was also a movie set at Mont-Saint-Michel. In it was the actor from “Law & Order” and Liv Ullmann. Also the guy who was Tom Hanks’ rival in “Big.”

The movie was called “Mindwalk,” I think.

There were no terrorists in it other than Descartes. Maybe Montaigne.

I really knew not of terrorists until Allende and South America. El Chinito and the Washington bullets. The heart bleeds in el Zocalo, and the skeletons run free on the metro.

Don’t go outside at night, they said.

But in Cuernavaca it’s okay. Drink the salty beer and forget the world’s fears. The inequities.

The sun’ll come up tomorrow.
 
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