Cancun Dispatch: 8/29

To Mexico City

| September 2003

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO -- Well, I'd hoped to get to bed early, because I had to get up at 5 a.m. to catch a plane back to Mexico City, but I discovered I had committed the ultimate activist sin of omission -- I'd brought my cell phone, which was finally fixed to work in Mexico, but left the charger back in San Francisco.

So I spent a frantic hour emptying all the stuff out of my bags and repacking two or three times until I finally admitted to myself that it just wasn't there. I went to sleep more stressed out than I like to get around little things like that. In fact, I've learned from doing these actions that I can't afford to get stressed out about things like that -- the general level of stress is too high already, and I don't have energy to spare for worrying about something that really I just need to deal with.