Long ago we didn´t celebrate Halloween here, but past years many young people, children and young couples with babies have celebrated it. This is a sign of this times, global market makes us adopt other culture symbols and this creates altered traditions and an irreparable loss of indentity... it also creates new cultural opportunities and evolution towards a global culture (and a sort of homogenisation that I´m not sure I like it).
So now we have many possibilities: we can go to the cementery, honor our deceased with flowers and cry (we cry a lot); we can stay at home and light a candle, we can make a Halloween party or we can avoid any kind of celebration... is up to us. Before, we had a clear path that seems to be much more tenuous every passing year; now, we have to find our own way to honor our memories.
I think that today, when the risk of forgetting is so very high, this is not a trivial task... at the end, memory, appreciation and even a sort of sorrow are some of the things that can give this life -which obviously is too short- some kind of sense.
Happy Day dear friends X. xx