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, October 31, 2015

Here we go.... Muertos

The city is absolutely hoppin', filled with people ready to celebrate.  Of course, with all those people comes some hella traffic.  I was in the longest wait to make it out of the city last night.... evah.  So I stayed on the north side of the city and visited the Etlas and Atzompa.  It seemed as if everyone was selling or buying flowers.  There are signs of the times were everywhere.  These nice tapetes de arena, sand paintings, were right in the middle of the street in Etla.
You can see the cobblestones beneath them... right in the middle of the street, but everyone respected the work and just admired them.
A block away, these gates welcoming the spirits.
 What a treat.
And all the murals for the various comparsas are down and looking virant.
I wish I could go to them all.
 And the signs were everywhere, if you looked closely.
And now it all really gets into gear... and I am outta here.... off to Atzompa for the beginning of the festivities.

1 comment:

sonya melescu said...

Beautiful time I can imagine in Oaxaca. This is on my bucket list. Keep posting the beautiful images.