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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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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

Friday, October 23, 2015

El Dia del Señor del Rayo

October 23rd is special day of celebration for oaxaqueños for today is the day the legendary and miraculous statue of Christ is presented front and center at the Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción right next to the zocalo.  Normally, the statue is behind glass in a side chapel, but for these few days, it is out for all to see.
The archbishop of Oaxaca celebrating the noontime mass.
Color abounds and the fragrances.... copal and flowers, a heady mix
Why Rayo, lightening?  In the 16th century, this statue survived a lightening strike that destroyed the church surrounding it.
The numerous columns are covered with fragrant flowers
They reach to the heavens.
It touches all the senses.
All the faithful are there.... and welcome.
It's a day unique to Oaxaca.  Shannon has a post over at Casa Colibri.

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