Since ancient times music has been a source of comfort: it evokes moments of joy or sadness, as well as wishes for good fortune. The ancient Mexicans used to sing the Xochipitzahua, which means little flower. It was performed in all kinds of celebrations, of life and death. To this day, in many Nahuatl-speaking communities, it is used as a ritual to purify births, baptisms, marriages, santorales and funerals.
The women who live in the rural communities of the native peoples fulfil functions of great importance in the life cycle of their population. They participate in agricultural activities, and animal husbandry, are cooks, weavers, merchants, healers, midwives, mothers, and wives and help organize all the traditional religious ceremonies that include funerals and subsequent rituals.
The story goes that the Frenchman Louis Daguerre perfected the invention of his compatriot Joseph Nicéphore Niépce and added his own technique to create the daguerreotype that is the antecedent of current photography. That method was based on getting an image fixed on a copper plate captured through a camera obscura.
It is possible that the first memes about death were created by José Guadalupe Posada de unintentionally because their well-known skulls emit messages of subtle political or social criticism whose humor has been shared by generations and does not expire. In the work of this artist, the constant presence of death is reiterated, due to wars, epidemics, and poverty, which are current issues that humanity still resents
General Ignacio Zaragoza was born in Bahía del Espíritu Santo, today the city of Goliad, Texas. Shortly after the war of independence of that state in 1836, the Zaragoza family went to live in Mexico and Ignacio joined the armed forces in his new country of residence.
Years ago people said a phrase “no one teaches you to be a mother or father” and did what they could. Over time, pedagogical theories began to spread, different models of education, consultancies of all kinds, and medical science advanced so much that childhood became stronger. In our days those who decide to undertake motherhood or fatherhood have various tools to avoid improvising and provide their offspring with an accurate and promising future.
We have all suffered the feeling of frustration at what in our eyes is an act of injustice and touches us so deeply because in general we were educated by the sense of justice as a convention and a human search aimed at creating a society with consequences for that which breaks the balance of coexistence. However, when the visceral engine comes from hatred or resentment, we are talking about that thirst that has driven great tragedies throughout the history of humanity: revenge.
On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan decreed the creation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. The first states applied it since 1986 and as of January 17, 2000 it is officially celebrated in the 50 states of the country. It is thus marked by the anniversary of his birth and by legal procedure of non-working days, it is celebrated on the third Monday of January of each year.
Medicine is one of the most complex professions, because the disease that is inherent to humanity is also one of its greatest concerns and the need to solve the ailments that periodically afflict it, is assumed by special people, and without time to lose, they try to solve ailments and face death day by day.
In the times we live where the fear of death becomes real, we are faced with the uncertainty of finding ourselves ill and losing loved ones suddenly. We face the sadness of receiving an urn of ashes and of not having practiced a funeral, a ceremony, a farewell; there remains the impotence of not having done anything and of not understanding what we have been through.