“There are stories that cannot be told without religion, there are religions that would not exist without believers, that’s what there is, if you can look you can understand what you can change ”
By Ariadne Gallardo Figueroa
The road to Tenochtitlán was not easy for the newcomers, training for long journeys on foot was one of the faculties of the Mexica, the people who lived on the other side of the wide sea used the help of horses to achieve this activity. However, they were moved by the enthusiasm and intelligence of the men who with great agility helped them along the way.
The Landscape of the Valley of Mexico
Patricio who always went ahead to put worldly matters first began to ask with mimicry the names of the things that surrounded them, it was not easy for Dayami to keep up with them and she needed a certain calm in the body of Zila to be able to communicate, Patricio hated to depend on holding hands in a group, it was not easy to organize an improvised circle to interact with his translator and therefore he decided to learn during the trip what he could of that extraordinary unknown language completely to them.
Of course, the others followed suit and we may well think that the best training a man can get on a long walk is his enthusiasm for learning something new.
It was not easy for everyone, in Javier’s case things got complicated, his legs got tired more often and his knee began to bother him and it was a good time to investigate the endemic flora of the site by Evaristo that in a few hours he had a very helpful ointment, called toloache.
One of the men of Tlaxcala origin who was in the group felt great joy when he was able to repeat something that Diego mentioned in Spanish:
«We are made of stars.»
Moving into a new world was fun, hazardous and dazzling, each space and all the landscapes recharged the energies of the newly appointed Lords of Light; the world offered a new opportunity to both those at home and newcomers to learn together and they did not waste it.
They shared a gift of abundance, understanding the beliefs that they had abandoned and the reasons why they had done so, definitely helped the Mexica to understand the value of a belief seen from the gaze of power and they realized that what they lived in was not entirely different.
The one and the other turned out to be magnificent teachers of their own cultures, they shared the source of knowledge and the enlightened ones recognized the central notion of the Erandi school in all of them.
They recognized the strong discipline that she imposed on each of the tasks that she put in front of them and they realized that connecting turned out to be a unifying task and an achievement in their lives.
When no one has told you that the one in front of you is an enemy and you have the opportunity to meet him, you will realize that in front of you there is a human being who is your reflection and you will not see antagonism or hatred in his words. But others will arrive whose education and traditions have challenged them: Annihilate, erase the one who is different, mark him as a stranger and hate him, but that will happen years later.
Photograph The Landscape of the Valley of Mexico By José María Velasco – http://www.soumaya.com.mx/navegar/anteriores/anteriores06/agosto/clausell.html, Public domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid= 3932316