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

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Smiles from Tlacolula

Here is a wonderful shot taken by Henry Wangeman of Amate Books.  If you know Henry, you know he brings laughter and smiles wherever he goes.  He just has a magic touch with people.  So he was bantering with these ladies at the market in Tlacolula last Sunday, joking with them about taking photos of them to which they responded,"Not unless you buy something."  To which Henry said, "Well, you better all hide your faces."  They were all laughing as they complied.
And here is our favorite waitress, Esperanza, from the barbacoa place we always go to when in the area.  If that isn't a wonderful smile.....  And she is always like this.
Henry always signs his letters with this quote from Kurt Vonnegut-"I urge you to please notice when you are happy and exclaim or murmur ...'if this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'"

1 comment:

La Cubanófila said...

Classic Henry - fabulous photos. I love it. You guys could write a book just about Tlacolula--one of my favorite words to say fast!