"Catrina has come to symbolize not only El Día de los Muertos and the Mexican willingness to laugh at death itself, but originally catrina was an elegant or well-dressed woman, so it refers to rich people," de la Torre said. "Death brings this neutralizing force; everyone is equal in the end. Sometimes people have to be reminded." (my em)
A word to the wise. Like that'll help:
Concentration of fantastic wealth in the hands of the privileged few brewed discontent in the hearts of the suffering many, leading to the 1910 rebellion that toppled Diaz in 1911 and became the Mexican Revolution.
How d'ya say "BOHICA" in Spanish? Heh. OWS, anyone?
I've often wondered why people do the terrible things to other people they have to do to gain wealth and power. Perhaps they need to be reminded once in a while that they're just going to end up dead like everyone else and none of it will matter.
You have to make a living of course, and it's nice to get ahead, but the earthly plane doesn't last all that long compared to eternity. I just like to have fun and, spiritually, work on my karma in case it matters later.