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History... then and now

I was blown away by the pervasive sense of history I felt throughout Mexico. Starting with the ancient civilizations and their complex and fantastic societies to the stark, cruel colonial brutality. One of my favorite parts of the trip was seeing the Diego murals. They depicted a glorious and a terrible past that every Mexican carries with them. Mexican history parellels U.S. history in some ways, but our history is so much younger. I feel like the Guadalupe symbol is a thread that reaches through Mexican history that people can take with them wherever they are. It gives them hope. Now that I am back in Minnesota, I am taking notice of where I see this symbol. I learned about a shrine in Lacrosse, Wisconsin that I would like to visit sometime.