Friday, November 2, 2018

Happy Dia de Los Muertos!

Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) has grown dramatically over recent years, with the skeleton faces and outfits of the holiday celebrating our lost souls being popular for Halloween costumes also. The darling movie Coco probably helped a lot with that, as well as things like the fantastic celebration put on at the Hollywood Forever cemetery each year. I almost like Dia de Los Muertos and all the altars and costumes and color even more than Halloween, as it puts the emphasis on people that you knew and loved and that are no longer with us ... or ARE they?

Venice got in on the action too, and I saw that some ladies are enjoying their morning tea (?) together out on a lawn party this morning ... and those are just the ones I could see. It's Friday, and the weekend is looming, and the week was exhausting, and people are probably ready to just chill and be done with all the hoopla, and I get it. But we should all try to take at least a moment today and think about those who we lost this year, and those who have been gone a while too. Thoughts and memories keep them alive, and I find comfort in that. Hi Dad! Hi Grandparents! Hi Aunts and Uncles! Hi Friends! Hi Prince! Hi Leonard Cohen! Hi Everyone!

CHEERS to you all out there! This is your day. (And for those of us who still get to run around in this astral plane - have a wonderful weekend!)


  1. love it ... thanks for the blog as always

  2. Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter
    and said "You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear." She
    placed the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go
    back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!