Today is November 2nd and in Christian cultures it is the day when the souls of the deceased are remembered. In Mexico it is Día de Muertos ~ The Day of the Dead. It is a time to celebrate the lives of ancestors and loved ones with their favorite foods and drinks, special altars to them and sugar skulls. Families visit the graves and have picnics.
The few days around late October into early November are thought in many cultures to be a time when the spirits of the dead can enter the physical world with ease. They can be with us.
Not haunting…..just visiting.
SPIRITS OF THE DEAD
Thy soul shall find itself alone
‘Mid dark thoughts of the gray tombstone –
Not one, of all the crowd, to pry
Into thine hour of secrecy.
Be silent in that solitude
Which is not loneliness, for then
The spirits of the dead who stood
In life before thee are again
In death around thee, and their will
Shall overshadow thee: be still.
By Edgar Allan Poe.