Wednesday, October 26, 2011

¡Viva La Catrina!

With my favorite holiday Dia de los Muertos about to kick off the holiday season, I think this is most appropriate. By the way, if you decorate your house to the nines with a DdlM theme, mostly grinning Mexican-looking skulls and skeletons, it keeps the trick-or-treaters away. Ya gotta take it all down pretty quick or the Meskin kids'll show up the next day.


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"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.

2 comments:

Bustednuckles said...

Karma is a vicious bitch with razor sharp teeth and a memory that would make an elephant jealous.

That's why I am such a sweetheart in the meat world.

Fixer said...

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 can remind them all you want. Until the day my mother-in-law died, she was convinced she could take it all with her. Last I heard, she still hasn't made a withdrawal.