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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Convite in Teotitlan del Valle - Getting ready.

Whew, what a time!  I'm just trying to catch up from last week's festivities in Teotitlan del Valle.  It is always fun watching the young girls and women arrive for the convite or procession that occurs several times each year for the religious festivals. 
Seeing as though I am always at least an hour early every time, I get to watch the patio in front of the church go from empty to full as the arrivals proceed. 
No matter what, it is always a visual treat, a happy and meaningful time and a real mood elevator.
It is a tradition that draws not only from the village, but many return from the States and other parts of Mexico to participate.  We're almost ready to go and she's all set to lead the procession
But first, I love the look on these girls' faces. "C'mon, buddy, take the picture already."
Much more in a bit, los danzantes and a wonderful party.

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