DESPACITO … an amalgam, a fusion! Union of cultures; togetherness and equality! The invincible spirit of humans! #StandStrong … ✊🏽
I just came across this compelling opinion piece by Moises Velasquez-Manoff (author of “An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Disease) for The New York Times. He analyzes the popular song “Despacito” in the context of the permeability of borders. He says, “Yes, nations exist. Yes, they have borders. Yes, distinct cultures and languages arise. There are bedrock ideas that we can perhaps call Western. But when you look closely at the boundaries demarcating these supposedly discrete entities, you find them to be remarkably porous.” Velasquez-Manoff writes:
On Friday, “Despacito,” the hit song by the Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, became the most watched video on YouTube ever, with nearly three billion views. And it got there faster than any music video in history. Just over two weeks ago Universal Music announced it was also the most streamed song in history…
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I'm just waking up … I feel a yawn coming!
Full yawn … still in the process of waking up
More Waltons … from Buffalo Tom and Company! 😂
Me and Gunther just watched our favorite Waltons episode ever! “The Pony Cart.”
This episode has one of our favorite Waltons in it… Martha Corinne! She is Grandpa Walton’s aunt and is over 90 years old!
Buffalo Tom really likes her because she is the only person who is almost as bossy as he is!
Well, the old gal comes to Walton’s Mountain to Walton-ize The Waltons! I couldn’t have been happier!
Cousin Martha Corinne brings everybody a beautiful gift and then starts bossing everybody around… Telling them what to do and how to do it!
Of course, she recognizes that Buffalo Tom is a kindred spirit and asks for his help…
Naturally, The Waltons are having none of it! They all get their panties in a great big wad! Especially Grandma! So, Mama Walton, gently informs…
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