(Powered by Oxford Languages · Bing) NOUN
an event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something abstract or theoretical: “the first obvious manifestations of global warming”
the action or fact of showing something: “the manifestation of anxiety over disease”
synonyms: display · demonstration · showing · show · exhibition · presentation · indication · illustration · exemplification · exposition · disclosure · declaration · expression · profession
a symptom of an ailment: “a characteristic manifestation of Lyme disease”
synonyms: sign · indication · evidence · proof · token · symptom · testimony · substantiation · mark · symbol · reflection · example · instance
a version or incarnation of something or someone: “the butterfly was one of the many manifestations of the Goddess”
an appearance of a ghost or spirit: “some supernatural manifestations are regarded as portents of good or evil”
synonyms: apparition · appearance · materialization · visitation
– from Spanishdict.com:
1 (Política) (desfile) demonstration; (concentración) mass meeting; rally
2 (muestra) [de emoción] display; show; (señal) sign
manifestaciones de alegría/júbilo jubilation
han recibido muchas manifestaciones de apoyo – they have received a lot of support
manifestaciones de duelo – expressions of grief
una gran manifestación de entusiasmo – a great show of enthusiasm
3 (declaración) statement; declaration
4 (Chile)(also manifestación social) – social occasion
5 manifestación de impuesto (México) – tax return
Ecuador – June 25, 2022
Anyone tuned into the fabric of Ecuador will have recently heard the word, ‘Manifestation‘ maybe hundreds of times. The past week has been a serious one, and many found themselves stranded at airports or in the city. We have been checking the Ecuador 911 road website to see what roads are blocked and which might be open. In Manabi Province, everyone is more cautious, yet the violence seems centered in the Andes and other areas. Many products produced in the Andes aare not reaching the coast, so the supply of cool-weather crops like broccoli and potatoes is exhausted. Smaller towns and cities seem to be less affected than the larger cities, where many shelves are bare. Even in the ‘grocery stores’ of Portoviejo, there is clear plastic holding in refrigerated air that cools nothing but empty space.
I well remembered October 2019 when protests shut down the country and stretched that anger all the way to the coast.
One of many videos reporting the present crisis, this one from today, June 25:
Ecuador’s problems pair with problems throughout the world, as if no one seems to find neutral ground… Simmering embers of discontent seem to be bursting into stronger conflicts. This past week, while off line most of the time, I caught sight of a baffling news story, and have just returned to see if it was from years ago. But no, this happened last week: Afghanistan Earthquake Recovery
The photo of that dear man sitting on the rubble – wow – how can anyone own a heart so hardened that the image does not coax more compassion for all?
The Angel Paz story is one that offers hope and illustrates the goodness of man at his/her best. If you have time, check their GoFundMe page with the latest updates. They are approaching 100,000 dollars in donations from five to ten to hundreds to thousands of dollars! Heart warming in a time of much sorrow and conflict.
With this I close and hope that this new solstice cycle brings better times for the world.
I wasn’t really aware of what’s been going on in Ecuador until Cathy of Wanderessence cancelled her trip, Lisa. Doesn’t look like it’s going to improve any time soon.
I wish there was a “sad” button to press. I am so distressed about the conditions of the world today. We have been traveling the perimeter of the USA for two months now. We have had to escape from extreme heat, outrun huge fires, shelter from strong wind, and watch as the West withers and wilts with no rain in sight. I honestly don’t know how long our planet can survive these extremes.
Thanks for sharing this Lisa.
Eddie Two Hawks said:
People everywhere seem to have a need to unload, be it in Ecuador or USA or Russia or anywhere for that matter. Law makers are making it ever more difficult for ordinary individuals to live their lives doing what they do. Maybe there aren’t any ‘ordinary’ people anymore. Many of us have changed so much we can’t find ourselves in the morning! What is the solution? Is there a solution? Climatic conditions are making life more difficult for everyone! Can we live with the changes and adapt? We better or fix things quick! Take care of yourself Lisa. Be safe! hugs, Eddie
Don Ostertag said:
Sad, sad, Miss Z. The condition of the planet that we will leave to the generations to follow.
Right now I am watching a bald eagle in a tree about 100’ from my window. It is eating something. There are about crows cawing, flying at the eagle, trying to chase it away. To no avail. This has been going on for over an hour. The only time the eagle really responded was when another eagle flew to the branch and tried to eat the prey.
Basically, it is a metaphor for what the world of mankind today. The masses can squawk and protest, but it doesn’t matter to the One-Percenters and the greedy want-to bes. They will have their feast no matter what or who they will harm.
Steve Schwartzman said:
You make a good point about the difference in the main meaning of “manifestation” between English and Spanish. Not till this post had I heard about the ongoing protests in Ecuador. I do hope things settle down, given how shortages of food and supplies disrupt everyone’s lives. I donated a bit to the Angel Paz fundraiser.
I hadn’t heard of this, Lisa, and when I get a chance, I’ll watch the video. So much violence and anger coming out these days. We do what we can to help. Blessings on your, my friend.
Rebecca Budd said:
We live in a complex and mercurial world. My thoughts are prayers are with Ecuador. Stay safe. Many thanks for your post.
There is so much sadness and suffering, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed. Let’s hope that the Angel Paz story will have a positive outcome, and that the violence in Ecuador will come to an end.
As usual, you get right to the heart of the matter, no averting your gaze. Meanwhile, I can barely stand to open my eyes to everything that is going on in the world. Heartbreaking! I’m am thankful for you, Lisa, continuing to confront the issues.
Island Traveler said:
Thank you for opening our eyes and heart to what is truly happening to Ecuador and the World. You are sharing live, real time events and stories that we don’t normally see in our news feeds, the kind that are very important yet often overshadowed by the other louder repetitive news like politics. When I browse my Apple news, it keeps seeing the same news and gives me this big question, “How about the rest of the world?” Hope all is well. Stay safe and strong my Friend. You are a beautiful light to those around.🙏
Nice post 🤠
I’ve been following this, and read about the agreements that were signed to end the protests. Ihope the (relative) peace is holding. It’s hard to find current information here, so your posts are important, and appreciated.
Hi Lisa, I’m another American who hadn’t heard about what’s going on in Ecuador so I appreciate that you’re informing us – but that doesn’t ease your life, does it? Hopefully things are getting a little better but I think overall, the world is in a state of turmoil that is going to continue for a while. Be strong!