nothing left to lose

i just realized that my away message // recovering from tijuana…\\ might offend a lot of people. or, perhaps more accurately, a lot of christians.

i have this nagging feeling that by the time i get back from my shower, i will get at least one IM with the, “you went to tijuana?!” thing working its way up. and while that might be just the surprise of the friend/acquaintance who decided to chat with me, part of me knows that even a couple of years ago, i would be the one quick to judge.

the first intern i shared my testimony/faith with was on this tijuana trip. we talked about drinking, and why we people drink socially when everyone else was getting hammered at night in mexican clubs. we talked about christian politics and really, what is the difference between a pastor and minister (and why does it matter?) we talked about shamu the killer whale and why el segundo boeing was better than seal beach boeing. we talked about the injustice of how the cultures in tijuana and san diego were so different, yet separated by a few miles of borders. we talked about privilege.. and what it means to live like we do in socal.

and part of me wonders if we’d ever get to talk about that without this tijuana trip. so nah… i don’t regret going.

Something’s in the air tonight
The sky’s alive with a burning light
You can mark my words something’s about to break

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