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Eternal Mexico
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:50 am Reply with quote
Susanne
 
Joined: 25 Nov 2008
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Hi,

I'm a translator (English/German), and I just found this expression (together with a quote of V. Frankl: 'If we were immortal, we could legitimately postpone every action forever.') and this possiblity of postponing every action is described as 'Eternal Mexico'.

I found, that EM is a special direction in Mexican art - but could anybody tell me what exactly the metaphorical meaning is? I hope it's not anti-Mexican ...

Thanks for your help!

Greetings from Germany

Susanne
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:25 am Reply with quote
Bloomer
 
Joined: 23 Oct 2008
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Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA


Grüß Gott, Susanne!

I think this is a cultural reference to the unhurried lifestyle of Mexico (and most of Latin America). In Spanish, the expression is mañana--tomorrow! Why hurry/worry today when we can work on it after a good dinner, nap, glass of tequila? I don't think it's meant pejoratively here, just a sense of "What's your rush, compadre?"

Ich hoffe daß das erklärt ein wenig. Tschüßle,
Alan
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