We’re all familiar with the signs people put up to sell things-a sign saying needing roommate, selling car with the sellers phone number written on strips of paper. Yesterday in the Plaza here in Juarez I watched a young girl put up a series of ads saying Take What You Need and the strips, each different, said things like Courage, Hope, beauty, Love etc. When I went back three hours later nearly all of the strips had been taken.
I believe this is the same group that a few months were all over the outdoor market offering hugs to people. They all wore tshirts saying Can I give you a hug or something similar, and then respectfully asked if they could and I am here to tell you they gave great hugs.
I love this sort of spontaneous activity here in the city. -David Sokolec