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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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, October 17, 2014

The Little Princess - Tlacolula style

This family was at the recent calenda in Tlacolula and they struck me as being a bit different with a touch of aloofness and elegance.  The three together were quite photogenic, but the father always seemed hidden, out of the shot.  However, mother and daughter, dressed alike, were too good to pass up.  For some reason, the girl reminded me of Wednesday of the Addams Family... hey, what can I say?  I'm weird.
And here's an indication of the elegance, the girl's sandaled foot.
The detail in the toenail painting is something else and the metal work almost evokes the classic Mitla design.

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