"Chapín"

Chapín: That's Not a Light Bulb

landscape at night

This photo here is another landscape, and if you see here in the corner, that’s the moon. That’s not a light bulb, it’s the moon right on the side. I love watching the landscape at this time when it’s getting dark, the sun is going down. Sometimes you see the sun red, and it’s very different and so beautiful.

Chapín: We See Problems Like I'm Seeing this Wall

border wall

This is the wall and there’s a light behind it. I took this picture because there are barriers, but sometimes the problems [seem bigger than they really are]. We can see the problems like I’m seeing this wall now: It’s huge. You know that there’s this huge, very tall wall, and you cannot cross it. And you sometimes look at problems, and you see them huge like this wall. But if you look on the other side, there is a light. If you pay attention, when you look at the wall, you can see the wall is very small, if you plant yourself well in the ground and you know that you’re going to cross.

Chapín: I Have a Dream that I Can Reach

Wall with lights at night: I have a dream I can catch

The next one has the lights. This is a beauty… look at this. This is a piece of art. Each picture is a work of art, it’s not just a stupid thing. So this picture, with this picture, I can think every time I look at this picture. I have dream there, over in that land I have a dream. It has all those lights, and when I cross that wall I have a dream that I can reach. Their is something beautiful that I have to experience, in this picture… look at that.

Chapín: Helping Those Denied Food

two men

So here in the next picture, you’ll see, I went out and I gave them food. We bought tortillas, beans, juice, and some cheese. I told them, 'hey, let’s go buy some food.' I asked, 'you don’t have any food?' And I felt it in my heart that I needed to give them some food. So we went and bought a kilo of tortillas and some beans, and it felt so good. I said, 'yeah, eat, eat, and fill up' because I felt very good that they were eating.

And this was after being here in El Comedor where you were given food?

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