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

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The new year is born

If you can imagine thousands and thousands and thousands of incredibly loud firecrackers, cohetes, going off at the stroke of midnight, that is how the new year came in.  I could look out my window, which overlooks an expansive valley, and just listen and marvel, I mean, it was totally insane, a real blast.  There were a few glimmers of fireworks, but really it was more explosions than I have ever heard in my life.  I could see people out in there yards all around me and everyone was joining in the party.  I went out this morning and found the remnants of all those explosions covering the street.
So.... happy new year..... this bit of street art from Etla says it better.... the year is born.
May you cast a long shadow...

1 comment:

sanfelipecampground said...

An excellent description of the same that we heard/saw here at the San Felipe Camground. Happy New Year to You, Chris.