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

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Getting ready for candelaria

Calendaria is this Saturday.  If you got the little Jesus figure in the Rosca de Reyes on Three Kings Day, it is time to get those tamales ready.  On Saturday the churches will be filled with families who will dress their niño Dios in fine clothes and receive blessings.  I did not get the the figurine this year, but I still got some tamales and these niños were right behind Doña Melisa, the lady from whom I buy my tamales.  This can't be a Christ child, so who does she represent.  There are not that many choices, but I don't know.  Anyone?  Anyone?  Bueller?


Anonymous said...

Niño Dios for sure.
Why would you think otherwise?

Anonymous said...

Young boys can be so attractive,
can't they.

La Cubanófila said...

They're all here:

Feliz Día de la Candelaria, Chris! Saludos desde "chilly, but sunny" SF.

Christopher Stowens said...

Gracias! I dunno. Those boys look kinda like girls, but what do I know?