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

The hereafter re me

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

Saturday, November 7, 2009

San Antonino

Imagine a sea of flowers. From the right angles, that how the cemetery at San Antonino appears. I had the pleasure of going there three times in the last week. I spent a rainy afternoon there by myself just contemplating all the right things. On this last trip, a day after el concurso, we had the place to ourselves aside from one or two families. There were also a couple of guys there snagging the best flowers for seeds for next year.
I feel very blessed to be able to go to this amazing place. It seems like no other I have seen. On top of the beauty, the people are always so friendly, engaging in conversations so freely and openly.
The graves are decorated in so many different ways. The uses of flowers and plant material rivals anything I have seen in all the flowers shows I have gone to in my life.