Two Degrees of Separation at the 19th International Jazz Festival of Guatemala
Six degrees of separation is the idea that all people are six, or fewer, social connections away from each other. As a result, a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. It was originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy in 1929 and popularized in an eponymous 1990 play written by John Guare. It is sometimes generalized to the average social distance being logarithmic in the size of the population. Source: Wikipedia
I often preach that in Guatemala we don’t need six degrees of separation, two is more than enough. Tonight I helped or rather was a connection in the two degrees of separation in Antigua Guatemala as I introduced my acquaintance reporter and MC Fidel Celada to my good friend Samantha. Also, I made the connections between a former colleague of Atlas Obscura, Rose, with Samantha and Fidel. On top of that, I had the chance to catch up and chat with my good friend Cathy who know lives full time in Antigua Guatemala.
All of this as part of a private photo walk with Richard, another resident of this charming city. Of course, I had to the chance to make the connection between by very good friend and photographer Santiago with Richard.
The sound track for all these human connections was provided by the magnificent music of the Canadian Elizabeth Shepherd Trio.
How could I not love to live in Antigua Guatemala where two degrees of separation is all you need to make all the human connections.
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