Monday, October 31, 2016

Day of the Dead

Last year around this time I became fascinated by the Mexican tradition of  Day of the Dead.  It is a celebration and time of prayer for the dearly departed.  On October 31, the souls of children are invited for a visit by creating an altar in their honor, on November first the souls of adults are to come for a visit, and on November second, the families of the dead decorate the resting places of their loved ones.

The loving way in which the dead are celebrated brings comfort to me and it solidifies to me a personal notion.  I always felt that the door between this world and the next is left ajar around this time of year.  I have lost many a loved one from September to December, I believe it's easier to cross at this time.  This is my tribute to those people.


Declan and Erin Visit the graves of their beloved
Of course fashion models can't resist a photo at magic hour.
Reverence

They never truly leave us.


For more than a year I searched high and low to find Calavera and Catrina decorations.  I finally found both from this Etsy Artist.  I love her creations so much.  Look for my review of her here.

Happy Halloween
In honor of the Dead on this Day
I wish you all a prosperous Samhain
-Mark

3 comments:

The grandmommy said...

A very nice tribute to your beloved.

Carol Morehead said...

Very cool!

D7ana said...

Declan and Erin are gorgeous. They know it and they're proud to represent that, lol.

The Calavera and Catrina figures are impressive - eerie and whimsical. Thanks for sharing the link to their artist-creator. They are fitting tributes to your beloved who have "passed over."

And I LOVE your lighting and setting. Always winners and inspiring.