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    • erica3 years ago

      I'm so sad this beautiful island cannot get a break :(

      I traveled to Puerto Rico for a couple weeks in October 2019. One day, I went to the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, a museum that displays works exclusively by Puerto Rican artists. I saw a lot of art with hurricanes as subject matter. They conveyed fear, death, loss, unstoppable motion. But they also portrayed disaster bringing people together. Tropical cyclones, as well as earthquakes, test the strength of Puerto Ricans and make them protective. The author of this article writes that "suffering can produce perseverance", and I definitely saw that in the people I met there.