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

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

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

Yesterday was another birthday and, in truth, I was not expecting much.  I am cranking on recent photos of more of Oaxaca's artists and spent much of the day working in Photoshop and listening to music.  After about 8-10 hours at it, totally dazed, there was a knock on the door and I was whisked off to dinner at Comedor Colon in Etla with Henry and Rosa.  The food, as always, was delicious and at the end of the meal, the entire family who runs the restaurant came out and sang Las Mañanitas and gave me a little cake with a "?" for the candle.
 Of course, it was one of those candles that relights itself.
I have to say, it turned out to be such a sweet and joyous moment, the very definition of happiness. That and all the amazing thoughts, well wishes and love from all my FB friends, many of who are former students, made it a really special day. 


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you Christopher!!!!Antonin Gallant(Montreal)

Anonymous said...

Your restaurant friends seem so cool and generous. What is the address? I would love to eat there!
Congrats for your birthday and on having such good and generous restaurant friends.

Christopher Stowens said...

The restaurant is Comedor Colon and it is just south of the market. Hey, if you make it to the market, just ask. I don't know the street or the address, but Etla is not that big so I imagine anyone you asked could point you in the right direction.