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
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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The rumors were right...

I had heard that the ambulantes or vendors who had been in the zocalo for weeks/months/years, who knows, were going to be moved out in preparation for El Grito, the national holiday, this week.  Well, the police moved in late at night and voila...  This is a pretty regular move, a nice Oaxacan kabuki play.  They will return.......
Some vendors moved to side streets.  I saw them setting up, but it was nice to see the wide open spaces again.  Here was the northwest corner of the zocalo today.  Yes, there are still tents.
Here's what it looked like last week,
 It takes.....
There were even some folks sitting in the restaurants lining the zocalo.
 Barriers are up with very low key police presence.
 I also checked out the new roof over the Benito Juarez mercado.  I guess it is brighter.

Exciting, isn't it?

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