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, March 19, 2016

Getting ready for Palm Sunday

Every year, families from the Mixteca region, to the north of the city, come and set up the Alameda, in front of the cathedral, to create little works of art made with palms.  They use both the leaves and the hearts.  It's a little bit of magic and they weave the leaves and hearts into all sorts of shapes.
They come in all ages and, as in many things Oaxacan, they start pretty young.
In no time at all, they are creating wonderful little pieces of art.
There looked to be about a dozen families, all from the same area and all doing a fairly brisk business.
I purchased this purple, one the colors of Semana Santa, wreath from Olga Mendoza Diaz.
I also got a beautiful piece from Raoul Hernandez.
Such a wonderful tradition.

1 comment:

sonya melescu said...

WOW so beautiful, colorful and creative.