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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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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

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Getting ready for Semana Santa

This coming week is one of the most important in the year, Semana Santa or Holy Week, and folks are getting ready.  As they do every year, people from the Cañada region of the state set up in front of the cathedral to sell their hand-made religious items, many of which are made from palms.  Sales were brisk for Palm Sunday tomorrow.
Like many thing Oaxacan, it's an art,  I love how people can carry on conversations and business, all the while continuing to weave and work their magic.
They also make things out of dried materials, too.  I love the spirals.  I have a couple of them.
It's another one of Oaxaca's many traditions that continues year after year, but.... when one stops and thinks about it, it really is special.
Tomorrow?  San Antonino, claro!

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