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

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

It begins... convite in Teotitlan del Valle

No matter how many times I see the convite or procession of unmarried women and girls in Teotitlan del Valle, it is always beautiful and very special. 
Yesterday they began the celebration of la Preciosa Sangre De Nuetra SeƱor Jesucristo, which will last for the rest of the week. 
There are two convites, another on Friday and the danzantes fill the rest of the time with their version of la danza de la pluma. 
It rained just before the whole thing began, but then it stopped.  No rain, but not much sun either.
So many beautiful faces.
Many of these girls start participating when they are two or three.  They are old hands by now.
Many with families in Teo come back from the States to participate.  It is an important and special tradition in which they take such pride.
It takes real strength to carry one of those baskets and then walk a few kilometers. 
They do start young and this is how they do it.
Selfies ready for Facebook.
 This amazing woman will get a whole separate post of her own.  What until you see it!

1 comment:

Angie said...

Awesome! Thanks so much for posting this.