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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

If it's Wednesday, it's Etla

And it was the Wednesday before Muertos, so all the necessary elements to get ready for the celebrations were there.
Sugarcane for the altars. 
 Everything looked so fresh today, perfect timing.
And of course, there were lots of celosia, cockscomb, terciopelo rojo, and marigolds or cempasuchil, two of the most important flowers for both altars and panteons or cemeteries.
 The classic nicely sugared pan de muerto.  The designs on the top represent bones.
 And everyone totally into the spirit.

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