Leavin on a Jet Plane
How’s that title for an earworm and in case you have no idea what I mean, here’s a link to Peter, Paul and Mary. I’m leaving again, well technically, changing locations but I’m leaving my birthplace to head for Mexico tomorrow. I’m excited for my next temporary home in Oaxaca City, Mexico for the next several months. My time back in New York has been very good, first of all I’ve seen a lot of people I haven’t seen in decades. I got a chance to catch some hockey games and of course it has all corresponded with the fall colors in New York, including some great photographic opportunities in cemeteries.
It’s been funny telling people I’m going to Mexico. First, no one has any bloody idea where Oaxaca City is so here’s a little map to help. The next country east is Guatemala.
Second, everyone asks me, “is it safe.” The only answer I’m giving these days is one of the cultural norms from Burning Man pictured below.
It’s as safe as it can be, as safe as it will be, life is inherently dangerous friends. I’m excited to start language school, to celebrate one of my favorite holidays, the Day of the Dead in the country of the holiday’s origin, for more photography and especially writing time, hoping to have my next poetry book published by Christmas. It’s time to leave the northeast, my favorite time of year is transition to my least favorite time here, so it’s time to go. I see many happy days ahead and I hope you do as well my friends. ~ Rev Kane