01 November 2008

Una Ofrenda Virtual

. . . hecho para nuestro queridito nels. (a day of the dead virtual altar and offerings . . . made for our most beloved nelson.) mom finks that the mexican view of the dead returning is a much more healthy one than that of the judaeo-christian ethos with which she was raised (where usually it's a bad thing when the dead return!). you kin look here and here to find out more about this holiday if youse is unfamiliar wif it. she has decided to be happy and welcoming while remembering all those who have gone before us this year, instead of sad an' blue. we see them all, all the time, but we guesses this is a big thing for beans, who are not so "tuned in" to other frequencies.

19 comments:

Gandalf and Grayson said...

All the favorites! Nelson would love it!

Shadow / Molly said...

Wow! What kitty wudnt feel welcome wif all dat there? We hope dat Nelson came to visit and to celebrate wif yoo all. The mom is goin to read up on all dis and try it wif the shadow in da basement.

Artsy Catsy said...

Meowers, thank you so much for your purrs & purrayers and candle for our Callie. My mom is taking her to the vet early next week, so I hope you'll keep your paws crossed with me that it's nothing serious. I love her, even if she does whap me on the nose all the time!

Rocky

Lux said...

Lovely altar! There's a Day of the Dead festival going on in Mesilla this weekend - I think Dad wants to go take some photos.

We think it's a beautiful thing.

Parker said...

We think it's beautiful too!

Sassy Kat said...

Beautiful post, too many this year have gone to the bridge. So loved and missed by those left here.

ML said...

I didn't know about this. Must check it out. The kitties see Bear all the time.
That is a lovely virtual altar for Nels. What a great idea.
ML

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Wow!! That is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us!!
Your FL furiends,

Alexi said...

Thanks for sharing this with us! We really enjoyed it.

Alexi and the gang at the Castle

The Cat Realm said...

Oh this is the most beautiful day of the dead altar!!! We made one for Anastasia last year. And this year we have to make it for Anastaia and Emil. But they are happy and at peace....

Cat Naps in Italy said...

A big thank you to Karl for sending us the link to your post. We also mourn the loss of our wonderful cat (and my brother) Roscoe who passed away the same month as your dear Nelson John LaPurr. We are sure that Roscoe and Nelson have met over the bridge and that they have become dear friends.

We also celebrate the day of the dead here in italy. Though we don't have a dinner at the cemetary like in Mexico, we do go to visit our loved ones and spend the day remembering them.

Always with us,
Never forgotten,
Untill we meet again....

Much love,
Opus and his human (Cyndi)

Cat Naps in Italy said...

PS. Sorry, I forgot that I still had my Halloween costume on. Here is a photo with me (white) and my brother, Roscoe.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

That is a very beautiful altar for Nelson. I knows he would love it.
I totally agreez with your Momma,We do not lose who we are when we are crossed over, which means we would still like peoplez to remember us happily rather than in tears and sadness.
My Gramma always told my Momma you should never be scared of the dead, it is the living that you have to watch out for..

V-V

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is lovely. We have always celebrated Halloween that way--setting places for those who have gone before at the table with their photos.

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

We are so happee to see your beeotyful alter. We are cellybratin Los Dia de la Muertos at our place too. Stop by fur our celly-brashun pic-nic after your purrz fur da departed.
We haz missed vizitin' dis summer, but now we hopes to vizit at leastee once a week.
Love,
Dr Tweety

William said...

We like Day of the Dead here, too. We like your altar very much (hi, Nelson!)--we didn't get to do one this year, unless we celebrate it late. We've been running about 2 weeks behind for months.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Very, very nice!! We like to see the picture and all the favorite things.
~ Anna Sue

Anita said...

I love this mexican tradition!

Thanks for your visit!

Anita said...

PS: Do you speak spanish?