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

Friday, January 24, 2014

El dia de San Pablo

I live in San Pablo Etla and in all the many San Pablos, there are hundreds throughout Mexico, people are celebrating their Saint's day.  Workers have been working like crazy for the last several weeks to finish the church restoration in the village center.  It has not been open since I moved in in September, but today it was.
Admittedly, the roof is still temporarily tin, but everything else looked spectacular and we caught the beginning of the festivities and the mass, but will be heading back for the fireworks later this evening.
The wind was very brisk and all the little pennants were chirping in the sky above us.  Bands and cohetes, firecrackers, got the thing going.
That's what I call band commitment! The artist formerly known as would approve.
Here is our San Pablo getting ready to be carried through the streets.
Back at the house I can hear bands playing all around me, coming from near and far across the valley. It should be a fun weekend, because we all know that these things are multiple day affairs.

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