La dia de los muertos

Celebration of the ritual goes back to prehistory in Mexico.  Today November 1st is the day of the innocents (children who died) and November 2nd the day of the dead; November 1st is a national holiday.

Today I mourn for a number of people.  Granny and Grandma; Grandad and Unca Dave; Cousin Michael and Cousin Deirdre; John and Kaitlin.  I mourn for lives cut short and the grief that spills over into the lives of those who miss them.