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

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Noche Buena

Noche Buena, Christmas Eve, is always so much fun, a event with nothing but joy and happiness throughout. 
Parishioners from churches from various parts of the city process to the zocalo led by fireworks, a band and float on a flatbed truck. 
The floats all have kids on them dressed as angels and there always seems to be a Mary in one form or another, maybe with Joseph and the Magi, but sometimes the cuteness just takes over.
And of course, riding on a donkey, Mary holding her Child,  is hailed by the many onlookers.
And the Magi are there on horseback.
As the hours go by, more and more bands, floats, fireworks and people enter the zocalo and keep going around until it is one crazy happy cacophony.  I have some video that I will post later.

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