I have to admit that I don’t like family pictures all lying around on all sorts of altars and mantles. Not even on the day of the dead. I prefer boxes. Antique boxes. The older the better. That’s where I keep the spirit world.
Today I took one such box out, and started sorting through the dead housed in it.
I made a collage of some of the pictures, and put it up on top of the box and next to a glass of water. My dead parents lead the way next to a rose I gave all of them.
That’s my offering.
There are many ways of honoring the dead. I change my own ways and style every year.
This year I wanted to ask them for their collective wisdom. What say you all, that you can all agree on beyond any argument?
Fool, Tower, the Moon
‘There’s only one way for the fools that leads first to the broken tower and then to the madhouse.’
Well, that’s good to know, especially when our foolishness takes the upper hand. We can anticipate our reactions to the consequences and simply accept what comes our way.
I like this message and the reflection that it invites to. The dead don’t mess around and they speak the truth.
Happy day of the dead to all of them, and all of yours.
Cards: Tarot Interdit: Hommage à Yamamoto Masao by Camelia Elias (a personal project)
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