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

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Rabanos... It's the people...

Even though I've not been at all 122 incarnations of La Noche del Rabanos, I've seen the last 25 or so, and gotten to know many of the participants over the years.  It is like seeing old friends.  The doña above is the daughter of one of my favorite aubelas ever, one who introduced me to her work almost thirty years ago.  She was my own version of Coco. What a joy it is to see these people every year.
I believe this homage to Toledo won one of the prizes.  There's a photo of it in the previous post.
I think I take as many photos of the people as I do of their creations.  Each has a story.  For some, it's the first time.  The kracken won big time!
For others, like this gentleman, it's an annual part of their lives.  He has participated in each of the last 45 competitions.
And they come in all ages.
With smiles on their faces...
This woman won the best in the traditional radish category... I think.
Sometime life imitates art... or is it the other way around?
Talk about embracing ones work.
And still, my favorite...
More mañana....

1 comment:

sonya melescu said...

The creativity is amazing!!!