Tuesday, November 2, 2010

dead can dance

People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad.
Marcel Proust (1871 – 1922) novelist, essayist, critic

november 2nd has particular significance in various cultures and traditions as a day to honor and commemorate loved ones who have passed on. depending on where you live and who you are today can be known as all souls day, día de los muertos (day of the dead), or the feast of all souls.

in cleveland the artist and latino communities have been coming together for the several years and pulls out all the stops to celebrate the day of the dead. this year the celebration is taking place this coming weekend - november 6th and 7th. if you're around the north coast this weekend, here's the schedule of activities. I'm definitely going so perhaps I'll see you!


the carnival is over (1993) by dead can dance



photo: cleveland november, 2008

3 comments:

Reya Mellicker said...

They really CAN dance, oh yeah. Love the Proust quote and the picture of the feast.

Happiest Dia de la Muertos, dear friend.

e said...

I would visit the parents gravesite today if I could, but since it is at Arlington, I can only travel there in my mind...

Thanks for this post!

Daisy said...

I like having a feast that draws us beyond our limited vision. Thinking of your dad today. mouse.