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

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

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Good Friday - Viernes Santo - The Etlas

Before heading into the city for the Good Friday celebrations, I thought I would check out the nearby Etlas.  I live out in el campo, not near much, but no sooner had I left the house, when I saw this vision. 
Obviously, a station of the cross, but I have no idea where the others could be, but they must have been a good distance.  Does it get any better than this?  Good Friday.  Onward.  I stopped in Reyes Etla and Tres Reyes, but it was too early.  However, in Etla, where they have a full reenactment of the day, I caught a bit in the morning.
Such a beautiful and  tranquil gathering, as opposed to the thousands who will be in the city later.
It is different in each village, but in all of them, there is faith and reverence in abundance. 
Much more shortly.  But how about this rare daytime casillo from a couple of years ago?

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