On my way BACK
from the post office in VERMONT
I took a different unpaved ROAD
that lead me to a side of Lake Champlain
I was NOT familiar with ...
TOTALLY deserted and WILD ...
I followed the SHORE for a while,
SCAVENGING for nature TREASURES
taking advantage of the WARM sun ...
I came upon this weathered wood
DANGER sign ...
I MARVELED at it for a FEW seconds,
so HAPPY with my FINDING ...
Then became SUSPICIOUS ...
Danger of WHAT ?
Of WHO ?
I looked AROUND for hints,
SCANNED the horizon,
listened for UNUSUAL sounds ...
NOTHING seemed ABNORMAL ...
Yet, I SHORTENED my walk
rapidly TIP TOED carefully
back to my CAR,
making the LESS noise POSSIBLE
and keeping an EYE for
the unexpected ...
I am HONORED, touched,
FLATTERED, moved and ENCHANTED
with the gift I received this morning
for EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS !
Martha EL Catrinero- Helena Nares.,
an INCREIBLE artista y creador,
sent me this picture of
a HUGE traditional SAWDUST RUG
made and displayed on the ground of
the HISTORIC square of
La Piedad Cabadas, Michoacan De Ocampo
in Mexico ...
Beautiful EPHEMERAL art inspired by
my FRIDA SUGAR SKULL painting
for this SPECIAL day celebrating
departed LOVED ones ...
A TEMPORARY creation
that will last ONLY till
the END of the party
then will DISAPPEAR ...
This is one of the
MOST wonderful THING
that could happen to my ART ...
Wish I COULD be there
to see it in PERSON
and meet the people
WHO worked on it ...
MIL y MIL GRACIAS, Helena,
for recognizing this piece as MY art,
taking the time to SNAP a photograph of it a
nd SHARING it with me ...
This made MY Day of the DEAD ...
Take the time TODAY
to reflect, TALK, think about,
REMEMBER the friends AND family members
that are NO longer in this WORLD
but STILL so much part of
YOUR life ...