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

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

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Serenity - San Antonino

Even though I am in here, autumn in New England, I, like many, am thinking about this country, the US, really, such a young country, and my thoughts return to where I was just a few days ago, even though that seems hard to believe, back to the panteon in San Antonino. 
Just thinking of it and its sea of flowers and the families decorating the graves of their relatives with a combination of joy and sorrow, settles my mind, brings some semblance of serenity. 
They have such healthy perspectives.  I have learned so much about life and death living in Mexico. 
 Life has its ups and downs and death may have as well, for all we know.  Oaxaca's ten thousand years of history is always all around me and I find I carry it with me like a talisman.  "There were times when we were rich and times when we were poor,  an advanced civilization and then conquered. We've been up and down a few times.... up and down.  And... We are still here."

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