My Favorite Mural/Painting in Manzanillo

The following painting can be found just before you enter “El Centro” of Manzanillo. To pass through this street without glancing over to this painting is like coming home and not saying hello to my mother. It means that much to me.

Mural En El Centro
Mural En El Centro

This is a zoom in of the quote found on this painting:
My Roots Will Always Be

Translation:
“They cut the leaves,
Destroyed the branches,
Knocked down the trunk,
But they will never be able to tear out my roots.”

This painting means different things to different people. To me, the “they” has been governments, family, strangers, and sometimes even myself. Regardless of who the culprit may be or will be, where I’ve come from and how that’s shaped who I am today is always important to remember.

2 thoughts on “My Favorite Mural/Painting in Manzanillo

  1. I love the way you think!!
    p.s. Those are great photographs…you must have had a professional take them 🙂

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