At this time of year, many people are thinking about spirits, ghosts and ghouls. Spooky haunted houses, scary noises and images of skeletons populate our communities. But for me, this time of year is meant to honor those who have come before me-the spirits who made me who I am, and who continue to inspire me long after they’ve left this world. Dia de los Muertos, celebrated on November 1-2, is a Mexican holiday celebrated all over the world to honor and remember family and friends who have died. Sugar skulls, photographs, favorite foods, marigolds, candles and special artifacts create altars eclectically magical and stunning to see. To me, their beauty is worthy of year long display.
What altars do you use in your life?