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

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter in Mitla - Pascua en Mitla

While on our drive yesterday, we were lucky (blessed?) to see Easter mass celebrated in Mitla.  It was held outside in the plaza in front of the church under a huge canopy.  
The smell of copal filled the air.
Jesus delivered the blessing.
I am not catholic, but I did enjoy the ritual, the aura of Easter mass and loved seeing all the kids in front.  
They were all dressed in white and they each received the priest's blessing and had the cross made on their chests with holy water.
Note the agave flowers on either side.
Mitla is surrounded by maguey fields.  It is in the heart of Mezcal land.  
Angels in the house.
 Some with wings.
One last blessing and we were on out way..... to visit Faust(ino).

Please note that Jesus is using a new, well really not so new, they've been around for years, energy saver light bulb.  Everyone uses them here. So all the folks in the US Congress, who because it is Easter, I will not call bone-headed idiots, please follow His example.  If is good enough for Christ, it is probably good enough for Christians.  C'mon peeps. git wid da program.

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