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

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

Saturday, August 15, 2015

You've got the look...

I love the looks on these people's faces from the last guelaguetza desfile or parade.  One can see such happiness and pride.  If there is one thing oaxaqueños know how to do, it is to strut their stuff and have an exceedingly good time.... OK, that's two things, but they often overlap.
 This abuela's faces is every grandparent's face...
 Getting ready for the big event
 Striking the classic pose.  They learn how to face the camera at an early age.
"Hold on, hijo, we're almost ready.  Let me just hold up your pants."
 Yes, a little kid with a torito.  I wonder if it got lit and he got to dance with it. 
 My bet is that he did.  Gotta keep those traditions going.

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