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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mysteries of the Night

While on a trip to Jerome recently, I bought this piece of art. Do you think it's . . . too . . . dark?

SWMBO hates it. I love it. But let's put a little more light on it.

Now, what do you think? I want to hear a vote. Do you like it? Or hate it?

For those of you without Spanish, Dia De Los Muertos translates to Day of the Dead. It's a traditional holiday around the end of October and 1st of November.

And if you think the picture is dark . . . you ought to be in Mexico sometime during those days and see all the sugar skulls for sale in the markets. Or better yet, go to a Mexican cemetery during that time to see people gathering at the graves of their departed relatives, picnicking with all kinds of food and tequila. Rather than mourning the loss, it's a celebration. Not of their deaths but of their lives.

15 comments:

  1. Cat-A, you just know that I'd think it was quite grand. I recall that the Archie McPhee catalog, years ago, offered all sorts of Dia de los Muertos goodies.

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  2. Along with all manner of pink flamingos.

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  3. Julie - You're my kind of gal!

    And the BRD would love your pink flamingo fetish!

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  4. Our son would love that! I don't know that I would like to live with it, myself. I think I am with SWMBO here.

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  5. I dig it! Not the festive kind of skull I normally associate with the day of the dead, but it's got its own appeal.

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  6. Meggie - SWMBO had me hang it on a wall in my den that she doesn't normally face. "That way," she said, "I won't have to see it!"

    Tombo - Yes, I think it is one of a kind.

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  7. My niece had a Day of the Dead theme wedding. We were invited to bring pinatas, :)

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  8. My niece had a Day of the Dead theme wedding. We were invited to bring pinatas, :)

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  9. I hope none were images of the groom!

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  10. I like it. A local Mexican grocery sells the sugar skulls and other Day of the Dead decorations and special foods. I like the cookie skulls decorated in brightly colored icings. Cool stuff!

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  11. We went to a market once when we lived in Guadalajara. There were tons of that stuff!

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  12. I think it's an interesting picture and some of our children would love to hang it in their homes but it doesn't go with my decor.

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  13. Judy - I have it hanging right over my coffin!

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  14. It's kinda creepy, especially in the dark. It would never hang in Willow Manor, at least not while I live here. ;^)

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  15. willow - That seems to be SWMBO's opinion, too.

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