Saturday, November 7, 2015
Dia de los Muertos
I am not so sure if this is normal grief behaviour, but I really like going to my mother's new gravesite. I go about two times a week, I change up the flowers, rinse out the water, and put fresh ti leaves. I was looking around my yard for some flowers or foliage and I saw the little hawaiian hot chili peppers, I thought, "these look pretty" so I cut a branch for the arrangement. I can never use them all anyway.
Let's see, another possibility could be that the spirits enjoy hot chili peppers, as it was during the time period of the celebration of "Dia de los Muertos". It does seem to me that they are getting more familiar with me, and even that they are starting to like me, (I always ask permission to enter the graveyard, please, and I say "excuse me" to all the graves as I walk by them.)
Well, whatever the conclusion is, I plan to take another branch of peppers, in part as an experiment, and part as an offering. Mainly because I am glad someone is liking my Hawaiian hot chili peppers!