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

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Speechless... almost

Words fail.... such an indescribable and special time in Teotitlan del Valle yesterday as we joined the entire village to celebrate the Virgin de Gaudalupe and the final danza de la pluma by this wonderful group of dancers.  It was a spectacular end to their three year commitment.  In all my many visits to the village, I had never seen anything quite like this.  It was an honor and a privilege to be there.... and lots of fun.
So many photos and videos to go through, but for now, I am just basking in the residual feelings,  Pride, happiness and a sweet poignancy.  Much more to come.
Thanks to Shannon from Casa Colibri for the shots.


Unknown said...

Thanks for your excellent talk and photos at the Oaxaca Lending Library. Your respect and appreciation for the people of Teotitlan shine through and I look forward to your photos from yesterday.

Christopher Stowens said...

Gracias. Obviously, I'm blessed to be living this life.

Ellen Hiro said...

Great pictures! Wih I could have heard your talk.