01 November, 2014

Day of the Dead

Today was home practice.

The usual.

So, we did decide to move forward on another house. It's funny. I thought maybe we weren't going to keep looking, and maybe we'd just stay where we are. But I guess when a switch flips inside, there's a momentum that keeps things going. Maybe this one won't work out either. It is entirely possible. If that's how it goes, then that's how it goes. I guess I can get excited again. And again. And again. I suppose there's nothing wrong with that.

My girlfriend created a shrine for this day (of the dead). I had never done that before. It's nice. I appreciate the reverence. Those who are remembered are both human and feline. They are family and strangers. It should actually be a much more important holiday than it is in our culture, because it represents something that we all will face. We are finite. But our memories can last forever. It is up to those whom we've touched to carry that torch. It could be called an afterlife. It could be called immortality. And eventually we will join the others.

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