And catrinas themselves are a political parody from around the time of the Mexican revolution designed to mock rich Mexicans who would imitate European fashion. Which we now dress up as unironically because a fictional English spy made it cool.
The whole of the #DayOfTheDead celebration is a broken line of pastiche upon parody upon misunderstanding.
Hi Shop and Friends. I’ve been quiet but around. We’re deep into marking season so my life these days involves trying desperately to read my students’ thought process through the scribblings they leave me to decipher. So my free time tends to focus on less language based pursuits. Getting a lot of knitting done at least.
@bgcarlisle There’s something I haven’t thought about in ... decades.
Never forget: most of us have been poisoned by a toxic educational system that teaches us systematically that failing at a task or not knowing a correct answer is shameful.
There is no inherent shame in failure, in not knowing, or in being wrong, and we shouldn't actively shame others for it.
Get back up, learn something new, and try again.
@JordiGH Somehow I missed that was happening *tomorrow*. Though, honestly, I’m in BC. Probably won’t be much different than any other day.
@bgcarlisle Good luck!
@gannet Nice! Added it to my queue :)
@Aggy_C Good luck on the avoidance of a full-on cold, and with the job search.
@queenswords Looks like you won in the end though if I’m interpreting that picture right 🙂
@jocelynk No longer Friday, but after this week a focus on good news is in order! Finished the blanket I was knitting. It made it through the postal system safely and the recipients were touched by the gesture and love it, so there is that 🙂
Knitter, spinner, scientist, student, teacher - not necessarily in that order. (she/her or they/them).
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