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

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Proof of life....


At least the vistas are exciting,  My life, not so much.  It continues to be.... riveting?  Uh, no.  Kinda the "same ole same ole" day after day.  I don't venture out unless I absolutely have to, which might be once every ten days. Of course, I do have some good walks to take to get me out of the house.  Hey, is that a ray of hope?
Plenty to do around the house and garden, things that would be low on the priority list if it weren't for the 'rona.  Now, everything gets addressed. Am I blue? 
No, but look at that mid-morning sky with the moon.  "I'm ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille..."
"And so it goes...."


Clever Monkey said...

Definitely, a ray of hope. And I think we should take hope wherever we can find it. I suspect that the knowledgeable epidemiologists understood back in the spring that this Covid battle was going to be a long haul, but even though I usually take things in stride, I'm glad I didn't know back then we'd still be under its dark cloud at the end of the year. There's a sunbeam somewhere in the distance, and you just got a photo of it.

Mark Conner said...

Please, Christopher Stowens, take heart. Your blog and photos are my ray of hope. Please send more, not less. Your effort is extraordinary and your art and appreciation thereto is so cheering. Keep up the great work. And thank you for it.


Christopher Stowens said...

Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things, adapting to these carrazy times. Again, gracias.