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

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

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Keep smilin'

Three on a bike, a common sight and most of the time, the mother gets the helmet. 

Imagine what the little tiny baby must feel and get accustomed to, the rushing wind all while being cradled in its mother's arm.
And the smiley face in its many guise, ubiquitous, global.


Anonymous said...

A babe in arms on a motorcycle?
I can't believe it!
Is there any law prohibiting this?
Not that laws make any difference in Oaxaca.

Christopher Stowens said...

Really not that big a deal here, a common sight. Sometimes, there are four on a little bike. Remember, many people here do not have a car. Wheelbarrows, burros and oxen are common here. So it is a great step up for a family to have a moto. Also, mothers and fathers love their children everywhere and take great care of them... well at least in my idealistic world.