Nov. 1: Tending the Dead – Honoring Those I Knew

November 1, 2019

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The Day of the Dead is traditionally celebrated today. I’m lucky enough to have a working fireplace, and that’s where I display my Day of the Dead decor.

For the rest of the ceremonies over the next few days, I generally do them either at midnight going into the day or at 3 AM of the day, two times when I feel the work is particularly strong. I generally prefer 3 AM, because it’s quieter and I feel more connected.

Tonight is the night that I honor the friends, family, and acquaintances I know who died since last Samhain. I allow myself to miss them. I remember the good times. I’m glad they were a part of my life.

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