Day of the Dead
Today is Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. According to Wikipedia, "the multi-day holiday involves family and friends gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and helping support their spiritual journey. In Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle. Mexicans view it not as a day of sadness but as a day of celebration because their loved ones awake and celebrate with them." I like the idea of the veil between life and death being a little thinner for a day, and taking a moment to remember and celebrate all the people in lives who are no longer with us.
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Carrie Andrews is a Patient Advocate & Advanced Care Consultant who isn't afraid to talk about dying.