Sunday, July 31, 2005

Colorful Lady

Today on 14th Street, instead of the usual street fair, there was a Mexican festival featuring music and dance. There was a stage set up at 8th Avenue and I caught a performance of ten year old girls giving a dance recital in colorful Mexican clothes.

They were from the parochial school connected with Our Lady of Guadalupe, a huge old church on the block. For decades, the neighborhood was lower middle class Latin. Recently, it's becoming upper middle class gay. Time swings on.

Our Lady of Guadalupe dresses in colorful Mexican clothes, unlike the blue-and-white Madonnas that adorn the lawns of Italian-American homes, and unlike Madonna, although that may be her next look.

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