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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Procession of Silence - Good Friday

An etheral shot, no?
What a difference a year makes, especially because daylight savings does not kick in until next week.  Consequently, it got dark mighty fast this year, well before the procession started and that extra hour of light makes all the difference.  And for some reason, the event seemed less organized this year.  It started very late and moved in stops and starts with lots of down time.  We started with bright skies.
And it just kept getting darker.
Finally it began.
Time for the flash, not my forte.
As is the custom, many walked in bare feet.
 Always an eerie moment as the heavy crosses are dragged along the cobblestones of the silent streets.
I am sure it is a powerful moment for each cross bearer.
Still a long way to go.
I remember this shot being taken as the sun set last year.  Foiled by DST!
 And so it ends.... and continues

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