El Día de Muertos

This is an appropriate day to return to this blog. I have been sick for way too long. No more.

This morning I wandered through the Panteón, the nearby cemetery packed with graves, small mausoleums and statuary. Today friends and relatives of the dead fill the grounds.

They are there to remember, honor and care for their loved ones.

One group of old men gathered around a monument to a recently departed friend and passed around a bottle of mezcal while they softly sang a song of remembrance to their amigo.

Others worked to whitewash their loved one’s marker and placed on them bright orange marigolds, flores de calendulas.

This is a day people in the US should consider observing. It is a day to remember the good things others, now gone, have passed along to us, a celebration well worth adopting.

 

 

El Día de Muertos es la festividad Mexicana que más gusta!

 

2 thoughts on “El Día de Muertos

  1. Hope you arr better, Stanley. I toó love the “sempasuchile” flowers that adorn all the Day of the Dead festivities and altars. The color of México with “mucho corazón!”

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