Dia de los Muertos
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MEXICO CITY -- Maybe the reason why we Mexicans find ourselves so comfortable among the dead is precisely because as a nation we hold nothing dear, not even life.
El Día de los Muertos, the Mexican interpretation of Allhallowtide, celebrates and good-naturedly mocks death as a means of accepting and reducing fear of it.
From Brazil to Oklahoma, El Día de los Muertos comes alive.
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All photographs by Fabiola Chesnut, a native of Morelia, Michoacan, and Head of the Department of Fine Arts at Huguenot High
We Americans rarely think about death. We like to watch it on a big screen well enough, but in real life, we just don't do death. Perhaps we should. Perspective is precious. The greatest gift of the shadow of death is the challenge to really live life. With full consciousness. And conscience.
“I miss my grandfather," Dulce Porras-Goldstein says, "but this time of year we celebrate all the great things about him."
Short but sweet!
Last year, I had the privilege of traveling to a small Mayan village in the Mexican state of Campeche. There, I photographed the local customs of Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos, including one of the most unusual death rituals in the world: "Bone Washing."