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, February 26, 2014

Good to be back

I have a little ladder propped up against the wall that I climb to get water over to the side lot and to simply look at the plants.  I knew I was back when I climbed up early this morning and heard a hummingbird beating its wings about four inches from my ear as it savored the bottle brush tree.  Fantastic!  My senses are more in tune when I return.  I hear, smell, see, feel, and taste with renewed sensitivity.  To smell chocolate wafting from somewhere or to hear the dogs calling back and forth during the night, all so different and welcome.  And siestas....
And I see things anew.  I mean, why not?  Even the streets look amazing.
And how about your variegated ficus benjamina in the pot over there?  Check out this beauty.  Now, that is that how they are supposed to look?  Wow!
Of course, some things don't change.
This is just one of the current battles being fought and those battles are legion.
But really it just the simple sights that warmly welcome me back.


Anonymous said...

Un festival de colores y textura. Una tierra mágica en espera de ser descubierto.

Anonymous said...

"...the dogs calling back and forth during the night."
That's one way to put it Chris.