13 October 2008
Today we celebrate the day three ships fell off the edge of the world and arrived in the Americas. Venezuelans call it Día de la Resistencia Indígena, or Day of Indigenous Resistence. In the United States of America, we call it Columbus Day.
In elementary school, it was a mythical day where we made construction paper recreations of the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María. In fact, that's one of my only memories of kindergarten in West Valley before the big move to California.
Now, the day just doesn't get much play. It should really be more than a Post Office holiday. I'll go to my classes today, but I won't be happy about it.