Dia De Los Muertos
This is one of my favorite holidays
A day to remember,
ancestors passed-the passage of time & the journey
I never learned of this holiday until
after I lost someone I loved
to the great beyond.
And, more have passed on since.
The whole idea of celebrating both Life
and Death, to recall the wonderful
memories, moments and personalities
of someone you loved,
and to honor them
with personal mementos, gifts -a alter
or shrine of the things they once enjoyed.
The entire concept is so amazing
and mystifying to me.
On this day, I often remember,
my mother, my husband’s father, my grandmother
and others I ‘ve lost
ashes to dust.
Strangely enough, I am happy on this day.
Because I try to celebrate the memories
and be thankful with much grace
that I had these wonderful Souls
touch my Life.
In Darkness there is Death,
But also we must remember, in Darkness there is also always light.
Happy Dia De Los Muertos.
Blessings and Peace for all Souls,
lost or otherwise, beneath us just out of reach.