“The Day You Were Born, All the Flowers Bloomed”

EL DÍA EN QUE TU NACISTE / NACIERON TODAS LAS FLORES / Y EN LA PILA DEL BAUTISMO CANTARON LOS RUISEÑORES.

“…and nightingales sang around the baptismal font.” Today, which as it dawns dresses the fields in new colors, we have the mañanitas, and De colores, and many videos.

Our friend César Chávez, one of the very greatest of all Americans, was born March 31, 1927. He lived to be 66, but he would be 82 today. It is so like him to have been born in spring. Axé, César.

Axé.

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5 responses to ““The Day You Were Born, All the Flowers Bloomed”

  1. Great stuff.

    I once cooked dinner for him.

  2. You met him in person — I am jealous!

  3. He was kind, and smaller than I imagined -and he ate EVERYTHING – including the lettuce leaf.

  4. I knew he’d be kind and small, and eat everything. And be genuine. Mexico is the best country.

    (My first independent action was leafleting the Goleta, CA Safeway for the UFW grape boycott. I was so small that nobody harassed me. It was a very successful action.)

  5. Hey, by the way – Jason, he of Stoploss 13 – just got the news that he got into UCI’s exclusive Literary Journalism Program – congratulations are in order.

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