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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Last Night...

Last night I dreamed of Glenn. The best part about it was that it wasn't a sad or bad dream at all. I was getting into a car, not my own, and Glenn was driving. We were going to visit some friends of ours in NY, and I needed to call them, but my cell phone battery needed recharging. He offered me his phone, and I said to him, "No offense, Glennie, but you don't really need a cell phone. After all, you're dead." He just laughed, and told me to call our friend. We talked idly in the car - I don't remember all of it, but I woke feeling really happy, like I'd been hugged.

Later, while I was brushing my teeth, I remembered sitting up in bed when my first alarm wnt off, and saying, "Thanks for coming to see me," before falling back to sleep.

Perhaps it's the strain of Celt in my blood that makes me believe in the fire feasts more than a little. After all, we're about a week from Samhain, when the veil between the living and the dead is thinnest...



Anonymous Laura said...

You should come to our Dia De Los Muertos party. We plan to celebrate the dead the way we'd prefer to be celebrated when we're gone: we're going to post pictures of the people we wish we could drink with again and down a shot of tequila in their honor. Here is the invitation:

Join us, the denizens of 24 Wadsworth Street for a belated
celebration of Dia De Los Muertos

Party starts at 7 p.m. and runs until we get tired of it or
until the breakfast dishes are washed the next morning. We'll
have tamales and enchiladas and a great deal of tequila.

Decorate a sugar skull!

Write some skeleton poetry!

Light a candle at the altar of the Disco Virgin of Guadalupe!

Or just hang around our styrofoam gravestones and tell great
stories about the dead people you'd like to remember...

Directions may be found here:

It's very "open invitation", so if you have friends who would like to come, go ahead and bring them. We are encouraging people to bring pictures of friends and loved ones.

10/25/06, 12:35 PM  

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