All Souls’ Day…

is a day of prayer for the dead, particularly but not exclusively one’s relatives. In North America there is Halloween and in Eastern Europe it is All Souls’ Day. As I remember well from my childhood, on November 1, 2014, we gathered around, cleaned cemeteries, shared family stories, and prayed standing around as a family and talk to descent members of our tribe in spirit  who went before us…

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It is so much different from Trick-or-treating. Tonight, I will light up my candles, in the spite of being miles and miles from my family cemetery. I will invite my ancestor’s souls to come and join me for a little gathering as we used to have a way back…and celebrate an endless circle of LIFE with focus on LIGHT (not darkness).