Hebert Edgardo Huamani Jara
A Comadre Doll at San Pedro Market (Hebert Humani)
Two Thursday’s before the main celebration of Carnival, during this rainy season, we honor first the compadres, the co-godfathers. On the one right before Carnival, today, we feast the compadres, the co-godmothers. On the first Thursday all the godfathers in our city, which is just about all the adult males raise together their glasses of beer to honor and celebrate each other, each pair of godfathers throughout the city, one after another. The traditional markets and the traditional churches of the city dress for the occasion with color, flavor, and a lot of laughter. In the same fashion is celebrated the second Thursday, that of Comadres, the co-god others. Read the rest of this entry
Last week, I left my article to go and find warmth as I dived into my cotton pants, cotton shirt and a cup of cocoa. I had explored the background and uses of cotton and then asked, “Why would cotton be naturally as brown as chocolate?” I found that answer as I tugged on the most basic threads that make up cotton; DNA. It seems that somewhere along the long line of evolution, chocolate and cotton had common ancestors! (1)
The plants that we know now as cotton and chocolate were related!
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