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Modified 4-Nov-07
Created 4-Nov-07
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A long time ago when I first moved to Tucson I frequently drove past an aged dusty cemetery that I thought little of until one day, after Halloween, I passed by and the place was full of lights like stars in the dark desert skies. It was the Day of the Dead, and relatives had placed candles on the graves to remember those who had passed on before. In Mexico, and parts of the Southwest US, it is traditional to honor the departed by doing such things as setting a place at the table for a deceased family member, and visiting the graves of family members during the days that immediately follow Halloween, All Saints' Day, and All Souls' Day. Only recently did I have the chance to try to capture twilight descending on the Day of the Dead...