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

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tres Reyes

On the Feast Day of la Virgen de Guadalupe, I drove the back roads near my house and ended up just where I planned, in Tres Reyes, a small village just west of Etla. I had heard the church was special and it was. This is the palacio municipal, a handsome building, classic. The whole surrounding layout had a nice design and feel to it. These guys were having such a good time. They asked me how it looked. "Perfecto." The wide open plaza led to a shaded zocalo and the front of the church. Every church is different. This one is so beautifully painted, with none of the dark and tortured figures you so often see. It felt like a happy place. Or maybe that was just me. Some of the presentations celebrating the day. The virgin came in many forms. Even Christ looked happy.

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