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

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sign of the times

"Welcome to Oaxaca, the city of the resistance."  Pretty much and more...
Like the pipas, the water trucks, the street vendor, the traffic, the signage, all with the guelaguetza as a backdrop.  This is all right next to the monument at Viguera.  It is not always like this, but no matter what, this place is still wonderful, vibrant. 
Oh, I'm ready for El Grito at 11 tonight and Independence Day mañana.  It will sound like a battle zone with all the cohetes, fire crackers and rockets.  It is really amazing to hear them from my perch, as I am up overlooking a huge area.  They sound from everywhere.... it is crazy.... and glorious.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh!!! The sting of the tear gas in the zocalo last night. Unforgettable!!!
And the cohete exploding in a man's face causing first degree burns. Wonderful!!! Marvelous!!! Glorious!!!