Near the Old Man of Storr, Scotland I took this in 2004

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Some Thoughts on The Day of the Dead

I went to a beautiful Day of the Dead celebration, with an incredible Aztec dance circle on Halloween. The dancers were dressed up andsome haf their faces painted as skeletons and had insanely beautiful feathered headpieces, from Mexico.

It's a beautiful tradition to honour one's dead that way, not to be frightened but to celebrate the life and journey of the being; animal or person who has passed.

I forgot to bring my camera, though ):

Halloween is the complete opposite of The Day of the Dead. It's whole aim is to teach children to fear death, darkness, and the mysteries and magick connected with the earth, and of course, to be greedy as anything!