Happy Day of the Dead

Another year, another Day of the Dead. In years past, I set up altars on the patio to celebrate the lives of my father, grandmother, great grandparents, friends I’ve lost over the years. This year, a move to a new home, long hours at work, and losing another friend has left me more introspective and with a significant lack of energy.

I miss the people that I knew, but it was good to know them. 

For the members of my family who lived and died before I was born, I continue to be flabbergasted at how many small decisions made by those individuals had ripple effects across the generations. 

I continue to be grateful for the friends and family I have left — including my girlfriend who, in lieu of building an altar, offered to move Bonfire Night up four days by helping me burn some old financial and special school district documents I’d been holding onto for far too long. The good people in your life somehow always seem to know just what you need.

~ by blackmoodcraft on November 1, 2015.

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