El futuro que se acerca y el pasado que nos hechiza

29 04 2008

On Holy Dirt, Mi abuelita (que Dios la tenga en Su gloria), religious atavismĀ and why I write this blog (with a footnote on telenovelas)

The soil is kept in a small, dry, shallow well in a side chapel of the church, and the faithful queue to collect it, using a children’s plastic beach shovel to pour it into containers brought from home. They touch samples of the soil to affected areas, they offer it to dying relatives, they ask priests to bless their sample. And they believe.
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