Day of the Dead: This practice originated in Mexico, and has since spread throughout the world. I became better acquainted with Day of the Dead after a student’s parent led my class in the celebration of it.
I've always enjoyed coloring, especially with colored pencils. My youngest son told me that science reports that coloring can be a calming activity. Ha! I knew that already, but it is good that it’s valued, and I’m not just an adult
who didn’t want to give up “childish” activities.
Recently I found a mandala coloring book. Above is a page from it with Day of the Dead theme.
For more information about Day of the Dead,
read about it here.
All Souls Day: Although many of us pray for the dead daily, on All souls day we gather in the church to honor the loved ones who died in the current year and light a candle for them.
I find comfort in this quote from St. Pope John XXIII that is on the white card: “Our dead are among the invisible, not among the absent.“
For more information about All Souls Day, read about it here.
my contribution to James'
It was taken across the street from the entrance
to Beech Grove Cemetery,
our town's oldest cemetery.