I wonder why the operative quality of so much of chican@ expression is to be explained by nostalgia. Images of Mexica temples. Images of pachuchos & pachucas. Images of cholas & cholas mostly from before the 90s.Why nostalgia? Why almost never images of a future? Why never a chican@-futurism? Is it because of the trauma of the past that we hold onto the past so tightly?

…over-caffeinated thoughts before lunch.

Mi chicazo esta pachucho hoy! Hemos pasado una noche malísima y ha tenido fiebre y vomitado varias veces. 😢