I'm from Mexico City and lived in the U.S. for a total of more than 24 years. Now I'm back in Mexico. I realized I was seeing my country through the eyes of a native stranger. This is an attempt to process the differences, to explain Mexico to the U.S. and the U.S. to Mexico. With digressions along the way.

martes, mayo 31, 2005

Back from the Alive

So, I've been in Madrid and without internet access for the past month. But I'm sure my obsess with it and then drop it nature is mostly at fault for not keeping up with this blog.

I grew up thinking I had or was influenced mainly by three cultures: Mexican, American, and Spanish. My grandparents were Spanish and I thought that accounted for a lot of the difference I felt between my family and other mexican families. Like certain words we use instead of others ("gafas" instead of "anteojos", for example). But being in Spain I realize I'm entirely a native stranger there as well. So much is familiar and yet so much is so different. I'm still wrapping my head around it.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Ruth said...

Hey Nayeli, I've got the same "obsess and then drop it" relationship with my blog, and many other things in my life! I'd love to hear more about your feelings about being in Spain, and your experiences there.

7:32 a. m.

 
Blogger Oliver said...

Yay! Welcome back! Please, dish all about Spain! We landlocked souls in the midwest can only travel vicariously through you.

5:38 p. m.

 

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