That Which Attracts Can Kill
I just saved a life; the life of a dragonfly. I was taking down my dry washing from the clothesline, when I spotted a dragonfly trying to escape from our drying shed. This is nothing but the space between our house and the next, with translucent roofing over the top of it.
The dragonfly was desperately trying to fly through this roofing, over and over. I took a piece of dry clothing and forced it to fly out the opening at the front. Even there I had to hit it with my hands as it tried once more to fly to its doom.
I cannot help but compare its situation to our own. Next door someone’s sound system is playing Christmas carols, over and over. The attractiveness of consumerism is irresistible to Latinos – but, as you know, this will have a similar effect on them, as it has on us. They will end up with nothing but an empty bag to show for their infatuation with things.