The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Shots of the day

I am on a quick trip to El Norte. New England in the autumn, always a treat. But life is better in Oaxaca. I miss the markets, the people, the feel of the sun and the smell of the rain.

But as they always say, "How can I miss you, if you won't go away."

No sights like this in Beantown. These were from the day before Independence Day. Not really the typical oaxaqueña look, but patriotic nonetheless.

4 comments:

Susan Lenane said...

What are you doing in Newton? I hope everything is OK...but I especially wanted to wish you a very happy birthday tomorrow.

Christopher Stowens said...

Oh, my, no. Everything is great! I just needed to do some work on the roof of the house to get it ready for winter. As soon as that's done... back to Mexico.

Y gracias for the birthday wishes. I am sure it will be a good one.

Noble said...

Estas son las mañanitas
Que cantaba el Rey David
A "Christopher Stowens"
Se las cantamos así.

Despierta, mi bien, despierta
Mira, que ya amaneció
Ya los pajarillos cantan
La luna ya se metió.

Feliciadaes, hermano--te deseo un cumpleaños alegre y lleno de paz.

Anonymous said...

Yes,a belated Happy Birthday,Tiger.