With this post, we are well into the month of November. I am excited still over my new laptop, and we have just passed three days where we address the dead, and hopefully come forth to celebrate life. From the celebration of Halloween to the many countries that take special note of All Souls Day, and Dia de Los Muertos. All across the world, at cemeteries everywhere, people have visited this week the graves of their loved ones.
I cannot say for sure what is intended here. I know many people honor the dead, some pray for their souls, while others take advantage of the holiday to gather, be with friends, and celebrate their families with food, some with music, as entire communities converge on these burial grounds to remember, to pray, and perhaps show some gratitude for the lives they have been given.
Today, I think about this as the day wraps up, and I include the song Dos Cosas Ciertas- played in San Jose- by the band Ozomatli. Following are the lyrics. (keep reading, some of the lyrics are in English)