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

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Welcome back

It's all about me.... uh, isn't it?

Today was my first trip into the city since my return.  I have been battling the weeds for the past five days and even though they thought they had won while I was gone, I ventured into the jungle and emerged victorious, albeit scratched, bleeding and sunburned in an area that had not seen the sun in many years.... my shirt rode up and my pants rode down and I was too dirty to do anything about it.  Ouch!

At any rate, it was too wet to work today, so into the city I went and it was like they knew I was coming.  I am sure when finished this sign will read, "Welcome back, Chris!"
Everywhere I went it was "OMG! Look, mom, it's Chris!"

"Call my name," you know, the Cheryl Cole song.  This guy even had a shirt on to welcome me.
Walked the walk, paid some bills and ended up in La Biznaga, the restaurant, and had this exceptional mushroom soup, flavored with wonderful bits of bacon, a meal unto itself.
If/when the sun emerges, I will take shots of the garden, which is really coming on.


Anonymous said...

So much fun! A contemporary diary!

Nightreading said...

Sunburns on tender parts of the body, welcome signs, slogan T-shirts, greeting from mother-daughter team, and then the soup......can life get any better?

I can not imagine that....