On the Frontiers of Belief and Faith

Whenever I would visit, Paquito's eyes would shine and exclaim “Así!” as he slipped into reenacting the ritual Holy Week procession in Antigua. Mirroring the men carrying La Virgen, the platform bearing the Holy Mary, he would hunch over and limp with his right hand bent awkwardly upward. After reliving the yearly penance ritual, he would grin joyfully and say, ¡Así, Benjamín! Paquito was an adult with Down Syndrome and [...]