SI! you are here,
for i have been waiting a
fantastico to see your fleshy selves!!!
the wry vision of jose guadalupe posada lives on to this day.
perhaps his most universally recognized character is La Catarina,
the broad brimmed hat wearing skeleton living the portentous life of the dead.
posada engaged a host of personalized calaveras.
he "brought to life" skeleton lovers, wedding couples, women holding flowers,
chickens, children; but never their tongues.
bullfighters, mescal drinking rogues, street sweepers,
revolutionaries and more.
posada's calaveras have been speaking straight to the hearts of the living
for nearly a hundred years.
his ability to laugh in the face of all our human folly,
perhaps best spoken from the mouth of an alluring woman.
i like to think from the vantage point of death,
(after all, hindsight is 20/20)
La Catrina is calling out pitfalls.
like an over glammed cheerleader for the living,
she is ready to stomp her walking stick, give us the death stare,
rattle our skin covered derrières admonishing us
live brave, believe in good..
offer change, strive for a better world.
"LOVE each other,
live each moment for the gift it is!
the playground of the living is SACRED, care for her.
choose love, life, respect, compassion, peace, choose each other."
death the common denominator has set her free.
so much more than the art of remembering our loved ones
dia de los muertos
is also a tradition
that sings to the soul of the living, reminding us to...
straight from our hearts!
every sunday in october postcards from paradise
is collecting all things
dia de los muertos, preparations and inspiration for
stephanie and i will be honored and waiting
nov.1 and 2
collecting all your links for