Wednesday, June 23, 2010


nuestra senora de guadalupe, ruega por nosotros

something about those bright colors
would always make you feel better
but now we speak with ruined tongues
and the words we say aren’t meant for anyone
i'm gonna give you only one reply
i know not who i am.
conor oberst

"At least in Fawcett's mind, what he had been taught his whole life about the superiority of Western civilization clashed with what he experienced beyond its shores. 'I transgressed again and again the awful laws of traditional behavior, but in doing so learned a great deal,' he said. Over the years, his attempt to reconcile these opposing forces, to balance his moral absolutism and cultural relativism, would force him into bizarre contradictions and greater heresies."

David Grann, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

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