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
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 27, 2018

Feria in Zaachila

Today was the opening day of the 1st Annual Feria de Pan del Muerto Adornado, Mole, Chocolate y Espuma, the frothy chocolate drink, in Zaachila and wow, it was fantastic.  There were people there from many of the surrounding villages and the bread, mole, etc and all the things for sale... wow, just wow. 
In Zaachila the bread for the altars is decorated with colorful designs.  The decorations are not sweet, made from flour and food coloring.
Every village is different and tomorrow ,we'll check out the pan del muerto in Mitla and Diaz Ordaz where most everything is done with white icing. 
However, today, the bakers of Zaachila showed their stuff and it was spectacular.
People were so warm and friendly, open for conversation and handing out little taste treats of various things.  And lots of good things to eat, too.  My lunch...
It's going on for two more days so.... Be There or Be Square.  We'll be going back again next year.  This is just the beginning of one of the best times of the year in glorious Oaxaca.

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