Saturday, November 02, 2013

All Souls Day, "Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed" & Day of the Dead

Dancing with the dead.
We've lost several former Steelers and other notables this year.  Rest in peace, L.C. Greenwood, and all others who have passed.

It's All Souls Day, also known as the day of the "Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed" and also continuing the festival that begins on Nov. 1, "Day of the Dead" or Dia de Los Muertos spanning the first two days of November.

Today we honor those loved ones who have gone before us, and those spirits who travel with us, in us, around us, every day -- the spirits, angels and saints, whom we also honored yesterday, All Saints Day.

As noted by Tom Waits, "They say that life itself is really just the dead on vacation."

And, as the philosopher Pierre de Chardin  said, "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience."

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