Santa Maria de Jesus

    Santa Maria de Jesus

    It was a misty morning in town, so I headed uphill to escape the low clouds. About 4 miles away I reached a small town just above the fog. At the end of the street, bathed in the day's first rays of light was a withering old adobe church. Its heavily damaged facade, crumbling, yet refusing to yield, seems testament to the strength of a people whose fortitude still prevails in the face of centuries of hardship.

    "Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak."   -Thomas Carlyle-

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