Celebrating each other makes us different than other creatures

Pan de muerto, salt, marigolds, and other traditional items are left on altars (ofrendas) to commemorate Day of the Dead.

hile building an altar (an ofrenda) for Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) it struck me that humans celebrate other humans in peculiar ways.

Ofrendas are truly offerings. A way to give something to someone that you loved for a long time, and maybe a short time too. Among the flowers and the crosses, the candles, and the decorative skulls, are pictures…

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Abraham Villarreal

People are interesting things. I write about them and what makes them interesting.