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

The hereafter re me

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Guelaguetza in Reyes Etla 2016

This is such a great time of year.  Oaxaca at its very best.  There is so much pride, happiness and joy as all of Mexico celebrates the uniqueness of this place.  And the dances, the outfits, the whole guelaguetza vibe, it all is simply the best.  Flor de piña!!!
Last week's post showed you the magnificent setting.  This week, the place was transformed, as lots of folks set up great places to eat and of course, the feria de queso y quesillo is happening, too.  But yesterday, it was all about the dance.
A little rain, a little sun and lots of people... but only four gringos, spixl and I, being two of them.  Perfect!
You can see how glorious it was.
This setting is just perfect and this year, the setup and logistics were the best yet.
Feel the joy!
People feel such pride, it is a really unique experience, because it is contagious.
More on the feria de queso in a bit.

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