"The rules of death don't obey those of the living, for death does not wait. It can't be scheduled between writing class and dance rehearsal, doesn't mind that you've already marked your calendar. Death doesn't consider vacation plans or convenient times. And no matter. What once may have felt momentous can quickly turn miniscule. For death does not care to fulfill the desires of those left behind."
|Day of the Day sugar skulls|
In honor of this week's El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, here's an excerpt of my recent article about the revered Mexican holiday that is gaining much momentum in my little neck of the woods:
"To those not familiar with the Day of the Dead, celebrating death can seem like an odd thing. But the holiday is actually more about honoring loved ones that have passed on while acknowledging that death is an integral part of life..."
Read the full Petaluma Patch article: Day of the Dead Exhibit Celebrates Life, Aims to Build Bridges in Community.