Today is a Mexican holiday called, Dia de los Muertos.
A day to fondly remember loved ones who are no longer with us.
My pictures are a little foggy as my good camera has not yet returned.
(I pushed my manual only camera during the party big time, haha)
But I really wanted to stop in and share a few words about today.
I love how this Mexican holiday has spread throughout the world.
It's a beautiful time to just reflect and remember, in an extra special way.
The Day of the Dead celebrations and parades are huge and elaborate in many places.
Today I was on my early morning walk when I came upon a rock shaped just like a skull.
It was hard to draw on it as it was lumpy.
But I tried.
Not great, but it caused me to stop and think about family members who have died as I painted.
I thought about them all, things about them that made me laugh and smile.
And then, I thought a lot about Baby.
I wonder what she would think about Miles.
I often find myself drifting off to sleep...
Thanking her for sending us an angel to mend our broken hearts.
(Lovee, Matty and me)
You never think you can love again as much.
And then somehow.
Your heart expands to love more.
Such a special girl.
She made it possible for her brothers to live like kings.
Because time is too short with them, to not lavish them with pure love and goodness.
Toys and treats.
Hugs and kisses.
So do it a lot.
With everyone you love.
As often a you can, I say.
Feliz Dia de los Muertos ♥
ps: If you would like to see a video about Dia de los Muertos, click here.
pss: Info about the Tucson All Souls Procession here. (this weekend)