Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
– Louise Erdrich
There is a mercado de brujos (witch doctor market) in Chiclayo, Peru, so naturally I had to visit.
I was hoping to find some of the legendary llama fetuses but no luck, looks like I'll have to hit the market in Bolivia for that.
This market was a lot larger than the witch doctor market in Mexico and it is jammed packed with off the wall things, like lizards wearing hand knit sweaters with matching hats.
Hungry zombie skulls going after the brains of unsuspecting shoppers.