Due to technical issues I was not able to post this until today.
1. Go to work…ok call in sick to work because of migraine because dog threw up on the bed in the middle of the night.
2. Make sure I have enough Halloween candy.
3. Get cool ‘fire’ cauldron out for decoration.
4. Have lunch with Dad.
I hope I didn’t freak you out or anything. Today is the anniversary of my Dad’s death. I wrote a poem about it for Writer’s Workshop a couple weeks ago. In that poem I mentioned the idea of celebrating “Dia de Los Muertos” because my Dad was a fan of Latin Culture. Seeing as this anniversary occurs the day before Dia de Los Muertos I celebrated is today with him.
It was a gorgeous day. The cemetary looks like a golf course, rolling hills beautiful trees and the only thing you can see that would cue you into the actual use of the land is the vases that are on most in ground plaques. I got a Wawa hoagie, bottle of water and Reeces Peanut Butter Cups (which he liked very much). I also brought flowers. (You’ll notice in the pic, there is a Phillies flag. I am not sure who put it there but it was with a rose as well. I think it must have been my brother becuase he was born about 2 months after the last time the Phillies won the World Series.) So I sat on my yoga mat next to his resting place and enjoyed the silence, the blue sky, sounds of the birds and the peace I felt from knowing that beautiful place was where he rested.