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

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

Yesterday was the grand finale of the festival celebrating the Mother, Queen and Patron of Oaxaca, Nuestra Señora de la Soledad and the cathedral and the surrounding streets were packed.  I had been there a day early just to get these shots because I knew I wouldn't be able to get near the place on Friday.
 A beautiful serene scene.
Friday, completely packed with the faithful.
Outside, people lined up to light candles
 And to receive blessings.
They rubbed bouquets of flowers on the statue and her robes and then caressed their family members, blessing them
Adorning the wall was a huge picture of La Soledad as she appeared at La Noche del Rabanos..... which is one of the best days of the year and it is next Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Be there or be square!

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