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

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Quinceañeras - Always special

There are quinceañeras every day, mainly because girls turn fifteen every day of the year, and it is always such a treat to see them dressed in all their finery.
It's a pretty regular thing to see them out on the streets.  Many times they have young men as escorts. but not today.  I think these were the photo shoots before the big event.  Her mother asked me to wait a week until today to post this one.  I love the younger girl's sash.  So nice to see a traditional element on both dresses.


Salones de Fiesta en Oaxaca said...

The feast of xv years is a tradition that goes back to the colony when fathers were ready to present their daughters to society for marriage, nowadays it is a social feast only. Thank you for the interesting article, greetings.

Christopher Stowens said...

Gracias for the information. It is a wonderful tradition.