Reflections on Guatemala 2011

The climate is pretty similar, actually. Chicago is about to be frozen over for the next 4 months. All the trees give up their bloom for another time, reminding us that everything needs to be revived. The Guatemala city garbage dump personifies winter in absolutely every facet. Winter, in the way that C.S. Lewis portrays in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. No matter where you look, the scalding-hot-putrid-trash-smelling garbage dump is solid ice. Lifeless. Cold. At every corner there are more and more stories that are a biting cold reminding you that spring has not arrived.  Continue reading