A short radio play by Fingery Eyes

This is the story of a Future Date, a date with the future. In a cloud forest in southwestern Mexico, we meet Oropéndola, a lady bird from the Montezuma family. She does not build a nest, but weaves a pouch with which to take off as a silver spaceship and court the future. On her journey, Oropéndola encounters Hummingbird, who, like the war god Huitzilopochtli from Aztec mythology, beheads his sister, the moon goddess Coyolxauhqui. In Gloria Anzaldúa's Light in the dark/Luz en lo oscuro (2015), Coyolxauhqui's fragmented body becomes a symbol for the necessity of falling apart and letting go - we say of certain images of the body and the world - so that something new can emerge.