Today you’re alive, but tomorrow you might not be.
Today you’re free, but tomorrow, who knows.
Today you were on time for work. Tomorrow, who knows? You might be stuck in traffic for three hours.
Today you found cooking oil on the shelves. Tomorrow …
Today you own your house, your savings, your car. Tomorrow, you may wake up with nothing.
Today you are healthy. Tomorrow you may have dengue, or mal de Chagas.
Today you can travel overseas. It may be the last trip you’re allowed to make.
Right now, you’re reading this blog. In half an hour, the lights might go out.
I guess it helps explain why, in the midst of a precarious reality, one clings to family. Friends. Booze. Religion. Santería. Government handouts.
It helps to deal with the precariousness.