Dia de Difuntos

Dia de Muertos is a time to pray for and remember friends and family who have died.  It is traditionally a Mexican holiday, and a Catholic one.  I’ve never really paid any attention to it before, but the bright orange flowers reminded me of my Dad, and my Grandma died last year in November, so it made sense to me to buy some flowers and make a small alter with some pictures of Dad, Mom, and Grandma.  There are too many others that I could easily include…my Uncle Forrest, my Grandma Wells, my Grandpa Ward, etc.  For today, I’m keeping it to these three, the most difficult losses I have had to bear thus far in my life.

The marigolds that I bought came with a tag about Dia de Muertos, and had a quote that I liked.

“There is more time than life.”

The more I find that to be true, the less I like it.

Marigolds

Dad in New York, early 60s

Mom, 1990

Grandma, 1970s

My parents, 1987

3 thoughts on “Dia de Difuntos

  1. Beautiful thought attached to your flowers. Plus the flowers are pretty, too. Your photos of those who have gone before are lovely. I remember how much I liked your mother’s blog. She was one smart lady.

  2. “There is more time than life.”

    Who would have thought a Marigolds producer could include such deep thoughts. Also, I like that picture of your dad in NYC…he looks very cool.

  3. Oh, gosh. I’m not too sure how I feel about that proverb either. I think I’ll save it for another time.

    You come from some very beautiful ancestors.

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