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

Saturday, December 20, 2014


I went into the city to see the zocalo and if the teachers were vacating the area as they said they would, so La Noche de los Rabanos could proceed.  In case you do not know it, the 23rd of December is one of the best days of the year, for the zocalo is filled with wonderful art, much of which is carved from very large radishes... yes, radishes.  It's amazing.  But first, all of this will have to go.
Well, maybe someone has a plan and maybe it will happen, but nobody seems to be saying anything, at least nothing in the local papers.  Here is what it looked like yesterday.  This is the main drag for viewing and they normally put up tables, walkways and barriers to control the huge crowds.
The teachers still have tents up.  Clear the zocalo?  Yeah, right.  After all, it has only be six or seven months.... or over 36 years if you want to look at it that way, because that's when these protests started.
Mini restaurants are still there.
Maybe it will happen.  Things do happen fast here when they actually set their minds to it.  I sure hope so.... or maybe they will move it.  And maybe they will actually tell people what is happening.  A guy can dream, can't he?  Dreaming of sugarplums?  No way, radishes all the way. ¡Ojala!

Update:  It has been relocated to the Macedonio Alcalá, the pedestrian walkway. Actually, this should work better because uh... it's a pedestrian walkway.

1 comment:

kids teens said...

Happy New Year 2015
Happy New Year 2015
Happy New Year 2015