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, August 6, 2016

There's always Hope - Esperanza

If you are a regular reader here, you will recognize this smiling face.  Once again, here is one of our favorite people, Esperanza from Tlacolula.  On most days she can be found just inside the mercado there, serving up some of the best barbacoa anywhere.  However, when it comes to dancing and representing her pueblo, she is always front and center, both in calendas and in the guelaguetza.  She really is amazing, always smiling and positive and strong..... that basket weighs 15 kilos and she dances like it weighs nothing.  Just like that pesky Energizer bunny, she just keeps going and going....
And it may be a coincidence, but in lots of shots of her, something in the background gives her a kind of halo or radiance about her head.  Really, I think it is just her natural aura appearing.

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