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

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

El Dia preparations...


It all starts tomorrow.  I walked the city yesterday and went to the panteon to see it before all the action.  No one there except a few workers.  That will all change in just a few days.  I wanted "before" shots.

Meanwhile, the zempasuchitls, marigolds, are peaking.  The field just up the road from me.
 
And mine.
 
I will post some of the 12 varieties tomorrow I'm growing.  I have people stopping by to pick flowers for their ofrendas or altars.

1 comment:

La Corista said...

Thank you for doing this "before". The preparation for los días is very beautiful to me. Nice to be on the contributing side (zempasuchil purveyor), isn't it? Wish I were there. Put something on the altar for María "de mi parte". My best to you.