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

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

More than just a haircut

I have been getting my haircut at this peluqueria on Constitution since I arrived in Oaxaca.  That's quite a few years now.  It is always such a serene and sweet experience.  Every now and then there is a little action as people come in and there are normal back and forths, but mostly it is just me in the chair and him doing his thing.  And always there is music playing, the most beautiful traditional trios, very old school, but impeccable.  I am always transported and savor the moment.
Today, I arrived early.  He was closed, but no problem.  A short wait and he was opening the gates.  I was his first of the day.  We said a few words and he ushered me to the chair.  He turned on the music and went to work on me.  He knows me and my hair and he is the consummate pro so he just goes ahead and cleans me up without a word.  It was particularly nice today, a strange and wonderful meditation.  Such a privilege to be able to enjoy such a simple thing in life.  He is one of Oaxaca's many treasures

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