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

Monday, July 13, 2015

Dancing with the wind

Yesterday, Sunday, was the last day of dancing and celebration of the fiesta, la Preciosa Sangre De Nuetra Señor Jesucristo, in Teotitlan del Valle.  To say it was windy would be an understatement.
Strain one's neck much?  Now I see what those side straps are for... for hanging on for dear life.
After two days of rain and clouds, the sun tried to break through and the clouds were being pushed by some serious winds, which made life difficult for the dancers.
Just imagine having one of those penachos or headdresses on and the push and pull as they catch the wind and act like sails.
These dancers are amazing.  They demonstrate such grace, strength and commitment.
This group has three more performances with their last being in December, when a new group will begin their own three year stint.
Be there are be square.

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