Preparation for Day of the Dead in Atzompa, Oaxaca. The mood in these small towns outside of Oaxaca City is what I would describe as laid back festive. Things will happen when they happen. Only the gringos care what time it is. Sip some mezcal, eat a tortilla with beans, listen to the music, watch the clouds build up on the mountain ridge, and ask for no more.
Photo by: David Alan Harvey