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

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

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Searching for Los Reyes

Well, I tried, but to no avail.  The Tree Kings remained elusive.  I think I was once again too early besides being completely clueless what I was exactly looking for.  I did see signs for a fiesta so maybe all the action will continue this weekend.  This was as close I got to anything Tres Reyes, these nice roscas de Reyes at the market in Etla.  This is the first year in a while I have not gotten the little baby Jesus baked in the rosca.  I guess I don't need to supply tamales on Candelaria.
I took a side trip to Reys Etla, but it was completely empty.  Still, I got to do a little dance on this amazing dance floor.
And no matter where you are, it is always interesting. 
I am kicking myself that I did not ask her to pull down her mask. 
What is that mask from?  It looks so familiar.  "Anyone?  Anyone?... Bueller?"


Tsahi Ohel said...

Mad Max?

LG said...

It's the alien from the movie, Predator.

Christopher Stowens said...

Yes!! I kept thinking of the aliens from The Fifth Element, but it is definitely from Predator.... maybe Max built on the design.