Day of the Dead - All Soul's Day 2014
Two years ago today...
I walked the streets of Pozos, Mexico
in their Day of the Dead Celebration
while on pilgrimage with Rebecca Brooks...
It was the first time
that I could take up the mantle of widowhood,
feeling my place in the world
with the incredible loss that pierced my heart...
That day I was one of many
who had suffered the loss of a loved one
and we walked together in the light of day
and I no longer felt as if I carried my burden alone...
People around the world are celebrating the memory
of their loved ones today,
also known as All Soul's Day.
Setting up photos, their favorite foods,
telling stories, visiting their graves,
I give thanks for those who have come
So that I can be here now,
breathing life through me
in this rented body
in the time that I have
to dance upon this earth...