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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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Another convite in Teotitlan del Valle

Convites. processions of unmarried women and girls, are important parts of each fiesta on Teotitlan del Valle and yesterday's was particularly sweet, with lots of happy kids and lots of participants in the procession.  Also, even though it was spritzing when we arrived, almost instantly, the sun popped out and the light became beautiful.  Getting there early and watching the multitudes assemble is always a blast and the first thing I noticed was this unusual Virgin that was to be carried by one of the girls.
 And what a beautiful girl she was and is.
 Here she is carrying the Virgin to her starting place.
Right at the very front of the procession.
I'm not looking for a novia, but she could steal my heart... if I were a ten-year old boy.  I took lots of shots of the whole event, but I thought to start, I would post these of her as she led the whole group of women through the streets.
The things they carry are heavy and they walk several kilometers.  It takes real strength and stamina, but she made it look easy.
More in a bit, but first, it is back to Teo for the Danza de las Plumas.

1 comment:

Louise Ducote said...

What wonderful photos. I love the range of expressions on that gorgeous child's face: curiosity, shyness, frank suspicion, pride and, of course, pure beauty. I miss Oaxaca so much after being there this summer; thanks for helping me access my favorite city from faraway Austin, TX.