Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Across the Great Divide

Commuting across the Tijuana / San Ysidro border crossing each day, I would refer to my passage from nation to nation as the wormhole. The reason being that never in my life had I crossed such a great distance culturally in such a short time. Commuting from Matamoros to Brownsville felt quite the opposite. There are many similarities to the two regions yet there are also many differences. Regardless of what side of the fence you sit on, both physically and figuratively, no one can deny the dynamism and importance of the border regions of the United States and Mexico.

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