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.

Click on an image to see it larger.
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.
¡Soy consciente de todas las tradiciones del Internet!
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

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Faces from La Noche del Rabanos

Because I get there so early, I miss the finished works, but get to see the pieces being assembled, the the people behind each.  It's a trade off I happily make because I love seeing artists in the alpha state.  As one, I know there is nothing like being in that moment, the energy, the excitement, the unknown, the realization of a dream, a vision.  And it is some of the best people watching.  Like this beauty with her radish calla lily.
Medusa takes shape.
Wow!  Simply wow.  Mitla as it was.
 I keep mentioning all the young people involved doing amazing things.
 It all bodes well for the future.
Entire families taking such pride in their work.  This is one of the magis.
Yes, you can feel the happiness and pride.
All ages, the young
And the forever young.
Always, one of the best days of the year.... Hmmm... I seem to say that about a lot of days here.

No comments: