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, December 13, 2016

A very special Dia de Virgen de Guadalupe

Yesterday, we spent the entire day with the danzantes from Teotitlan del Valle.  My good friend, Mario Ruiz Bautista and his wife Victoria hosted a large celebration for all the dancers and their families, well over one hundred people.
I have known Mario for many years, getting to know him as the official photographer for the village.  As we shot many different events and celebrations, he was always accompanied by a little kid, his son Edgar Daniel.  I gave Edgar lots of my old cameras and soon, he was shooting professionally along with his father.  Now, he is a fine young man and one of the danzantes for la danza de la pluma.  Here he is with his mother as they processed to the church.
I feel quite a little bit of his family's pride and along with blogger buddy, Shannon, am honored to help him and his family as patrones... and oh, does it feel great.  It was a remarkable day and there is much more to come.  Here's Shannon's post about the day.

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