Saturday, October 16, 2010


I love the Mexican celebration, Dias de Los Muertos!
The colors, the marigolds, the washing of graves and picnics next to family mausoleums.
But most of all the highly decorated sugar skulls or Calaveras.
This joyful remembrance of those we love who have passed on strikes me as a healthy relationship with death. Altars strewn with things the person enjoyed during their life time (books, music, cigars, foods, booze...everything qualifies). A joyous party like atmosphere and a coming together to show unity and love. Maybe the highlight being when you get to eat a sugary skull with your name written across the forehead. It's a pretty powerful gesture, eating sweet death, don't you think?

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