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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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

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

Friday, October 26, 2018

Flowers for los Muertos... and the living

This is one of my favorite days of the year, when I go and see if the fields nearby are, once again, filled with marigolds and cockscomb, cempasuchil and terciopelo rojo. 
And they were, glorious, as always.
I'm a plant person, always growing things, so I always meditate on the many aspects of these fields.
From each of the individual flowers forming that ocean of color, to the tens of thousands of people who will use them as a part of their celebrations, all the altars, all the graves that will soon be graced with these flowers. 

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