28 February 2011

Mazatlán Graffiti

. . .was my title. La Mexicana preferred something like "A Grand Mural of Mazatlán." Just another of those nitpicky disagreements about genre.

That expression "¡Aguas con la violencia!" is idiomatic. The word "aguas" can throw us beginners. La Mexicana explains that in this usage it means careful--"Be careful with violence." I like the realism and practicality of that. The message is not that we must abjure violence entirely. Rather, we need be circumspect in employing violence. That is not asking too much of any individual--or any government for that matter. Is it?

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