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, January 8, 2012

El Dia de Tres Reyes.... follow up

I made my annual pilgrimage to the nearby village of Tres Reyes just to see what was happening and to pay my respects.  It is always so different from what is happening in the city where in front of the cathedral The Three Kings and their helpers have laid out hundreds of toys in rows. 

I have seen this prep each year but never the actual event. 

I have these images in my mind of hundreds of kids stampeding like Wal-Mart shoppers on Black Friday, but somehow I think it is exactly the opposite, very well organized and orderly.... and fun.
How much fun?  This much.

When I arrived in Tres Reyes, the band was playing in front of the church, but not much was happening. 
I must have just missed something and I was two hours early for the next event.  It was tranquil, so beautiful and bright. 

This always feels like a church filled with happiness.

Always so colorful.  

So it was quiet.... with band accompaniment.  Perfect for eating a lime ice.

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