Practicing from the Heart in the age of Technology - All articles and poems are by Reza Ghadimi, unless otherwise noted.
Fall is now well advanced and the foliage on the mountain side sings in the golden colors of autumn. State Fairs show off the toil of summer. School Homecomings have everyone hooting and hollering about their team. Everyone is a winner by just celebrating.
In my home state of New Mexico, it's Balloon Fiesta time and hundreds of balloonists from around the world gather to show off their flying talent and colorful balloons. The Fiesta was cancelled last year due to Covid, so this year it's warmly welcomed.
In the streets, the aroma of roasting green chile peppers fill the air and people making an attempt to meet, greet, and interact one last time before shutting in for the winter.
I am stopped by the music of mariachi:
Voz de la guitarra mía al despertar la mañana
Quiere cantar su alegría a mi tierra Nuevo Mexicana
Yo le canto a tus volcanes, a tus praderas y flores …
For those who are of Latin heritage or have spent any time in Latin America, listening to the music of the mariachi horns is a nostalgic journey. What a beautiful world we live in and if it was not for polarizing politics, it would be pleasing to everyone.
It's fall time and as we shut our doors to the coming cold, let's also shut it to all the hatred, bigotry and polarizing discourse. So when the voice of our guitars wake us tomorrow morning, it would be to the joy of a peaceful and healthy world. As healthcare providers, we have the power to greatly contribute to the health and beauty of this world. Let us be the leaders in this revolution and endeavor.