Usumacinta Thoughts: Part2

Usumacinta Thoughts: Part2

The story of the Hero Twins and their battle with death is fraught with violent and clever sorties pitting gods against humans and favoring wit as a better weapon than naked force.  It is a teeming, improbable, thoroughly mad and impulsive creation story as the Hero Twins outwit the Xibalban lords and end up apotheosized as the sun and the moon.

Usumacinta Thoughts: Part1

Usumacinta Thoughts: Part1

We went down the Usumacinta River in a long wooden boat of uncertain vintage.  One of those vintages was not modern.  They’d been plying the river in these boats for a long time, fading green and red paint, open air canopies to keep off the sun, one outboard motor at the back, a river cigarette boat, clearly contraband friendly, perhaps a conveyor of a few illegal Cuban cigars.  But there was romance in it for me.  Where did it come from?