Camping for Dia de los Muertos?

In honor of Day of the Dead, I’m reading a zombie novel, Chicago Fell First, and reposting our family Dia de Muertos tradition.. If you have time, take a look at my cover article for Art Focus Oklahoma out today. It’s on the art of Denise Duong:

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Reverse Perspective

Sometimes, the “Otherworld” opens up to change your life forever, for real.

“You’re taking children to the woods on The Day of the Dead and building altars for the deceased–and camping? Are you insane?”

Yeah well, I’m a writer. Luckily, my musical husband and I have a few magical, equally insane friends. We met for a few years in a row on a woody farm in central Texas.  What would we do?  Well there was nothing horrible or evil about it.  In fact this trip was a deeply spiritual, family-oriented event.

The Day of the Dead, despite recent incarnations, is actually an event that celebrates the lives of deceased family and friends.

It is believed that the spirits of the dead visit the Earth on November 1st.  Families build altars to show them they are remembered.  People wear masks to hide from spirits they don’t wish to see again.  It…

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