Now looking at this, I didn't get as close to the edge as I thought I had... 👀
On the way to father's day, we found this.
Cactus is a portrait of resilience. Cacti are able to grow in extremely dry and hot environments. They show many adaptations to conserve water, what allows exotic flowers to bloom.
This is an official receipt of (1) slave purchase for taxes declaration. This document was registered in Rio de Janeiro in 1848. It says that Mrs. Dr. Roza Francisca paid Rs$ 30,750 in taxes corresponding to the Rs$ 615,000 purchase for the slave Felismina, black, 28 years old. Rs$ was the royal currency used during that time for trades between Brazil and Portugal. I couldn't find the correspondent value for today's money for reference. The first time I saw this document, I was disgusted. It is disturbing to see humans being treated and traded as commodities. Brazil was the last nation in the Western world to abolish slavery, and by then it had imported an estimated 4,000,000 slaves from Africa. This was 40% of all slaves shipped to the Americas. #juneteenth #aboliçãodaescravatura (This photo taken in 2017 in São Paulo)
One of those days...