In the San Francisco Convent Museo are a series of paintings that chronicle Nicaraguan history.

The paintings start with aboriginal peoples who first inhabit lands before they are claimed by anyone but God. Then paintings move, in  book style, through discovery and founding, colonization, building and commerce, fights for independence, reconstruction and modernization.

These paintings wait for the arrival of a brand new brother or sister.

Maybe the next painting born will be of a new Panama Canal, through Nicaragua? Maybe the next will show the country moving from Socialist/Marxist ideology to true free market capitalism, the way the United States used to be? 

My guesses for Nicaragua center on Revolution.

People all over the world seem weary of their leaders.

People following their own drummer seems a better recipe than falling in step with someone else’s twenty year plan.

 

 

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