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

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Whitney Lives

I live out in the country.  Almost every day I hear music floating across the fields and valleys.  I hear lots of traditional music.  I hear bands playing eventos, weddings, birthdays and quinceañeras.  I hear musicians practicing - there is a killer tuba player that lives somewhere near.  I hear the stuff coming out of loudspeakers planted on top of cars, mostly VW bugs.  I hear the military bands every now and then.

But this morning, while it was still cool and calm, off in the distance, nice and clear, I heard someone playing "Whitney Houston's "I will always love you."  It was a wonderfully beautiful moment... and so sad.  That is one of the beauties of music/art/words, they live on after we are gone. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice