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Dynamite For Our Old Wounds

A Colombian New Year’s Tradition

Photo by Jez Timms on Unsplash

‘El año viejo” was a tradition I grew up with in Colombia. A human-size rag doll built out of pantyhoses and sawdust. It was also stuffed with little TNT sticks, and at midnight on New Year’s, my dad would drench it with rum and light it up.

The last time my parents did it was probably the last NYE my parents spent together before they…

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