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

Sunday, April 19, 2015

If it's Sunday...

Then it's off to the market in Tlacolula, where there is always something happening.... not to mention all the visual, auditory, olfactory and mouth-watering stuff.  Last week, it was the incredible band with the great tuba player and today it was these wonderful young people dancing in the style of Chihuahua.  There were lots of twirls and swirls and major league foot stomping.  That is all part of the dance and they shook the stage and filled the ait with the sound of their shoes hitting the floor.
They could really dance quite well.
I am pretty sure they were all from Tlacolula so it is impressive that they were so accomplished in the dance from a state so far away to the north.
They came in all sizes and this little guy was quite a bit shorter than his partner, but he carried it off well.
I am not sure my feet go this way.... to be fair, it was in mid-twirl.
Tlacolula on a Sunday?  Always a good time.
 Who knows what will be happening next week?   I bet we will be there to find out.

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