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, November 1, 2011

El Dia de los Muertos...beginnings

There is so much happening, it is hard to keep up.  It will take a few days to get photos up.  It seems like I go from one wonderful experience to the next.  Here is just a glimpse of yesterday.  There was so much more.
The main entrance to the Panteon General in the city.


Right from the source.  I stopped by one of the fields near my house where marigolds and celosia are grown and talked to the family.  It was a very good year, but there were tons of flowers yet to be picked and sold.  Here is el dueno, the owner, Don Milton, working with his little pick axe.

I had just come from the cemetery in Atzompa where the plan was to return later in the night. 

Here's what it looked like in the daylight.

And when night fell....

It was cold.  That why people are so bundled up.

The serenity and happiness were palpable.  Just wonderful...

and ethereal.

See I told you, you should be here.

Off for more.  More later.

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