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Mariposas

At one time in my life I found myself working in a small, community based theatre, teaching small children of Mexican descent about the migration patterns of Monarch butterflies. It struck me then as a great metaphor for open borders, because even when Monarchs stop for a generation, their offspring intuitively know how to continue, and who stops the free travel of butterflies?
Further inspiration was my young friend Laura, who maintains a positive attitude and penchant for dreaming despite all the obstacles in her life. The text, “…como las mariposas insisten en volar…” means “like butterflies insist on flying”.

 

 



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