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

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

Friday, December 13, 2019

Visions of Guadalupe.....

No better way to celebrate el Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe than with the danzantes in Teotitlan del Valle.  This was their final dance for the year, the next coming in July.  They wore their devotion.
These beautiful renditions are all hand-made and the work of the dancers and their families.
It is important to note, that for many of the dancers, theirs is a three year commitment with deep religious underpinnings. 
For these dancers and their families, as for many faithful Mexicans, the Virgen de Guadalupe is one of the most venerated figures and one can see their devotion in their capes.

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