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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You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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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, July 28, 2013

Guelaguetza - Esperanza edition

If you read this blog regularly you will recognize this face.  This is one of our favorite people, Esperanza, the charismatic waitress from the barbacoa place in Tlacolula, who has graced these pages many times in the past. 
I knew she was going to be one of the dancers this year.  The Big Time!  Center stage in the Auditorio tomorrow for the afternoon guelaguetza. 
It was so exciting and fun to see her in the desfile yesterday. 
I can't tell you how it feels to see someone we know well participating in one of the best events in Oaxaca, but suffice it to say, it is a new level of happiness.
Check out her shoes with the cut out toes.  And she can really dance!
So it is all Esperanza this morning.
We laughed because it is the first time in quite a while she will not be working.  I said, "Hey, you got a day off." and she replied, "No, I got two days."

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