It became a symbol to me - if something really speaks to you and you really want it, you can find a way to make it work. I often think this chair was my first step to finding the courage I needed to start my new life. And so it seems appropriate to use it as my altar for this year's Dia del los Muertos. Tomorrow - the stories of the people that this is dedicated to.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Dia de los Muertos
This year I decided to build my ofrenda on my beautiful Mexican chair. This chair has special meaning to me. I was able to purchase it from Luna Rustica in San Luis Obispo about 9 years ago. At the time I had no extra money and was struggling to support a family of four on my small salary alone. But when I saw this chair I knew I had to have it. Even though at the time the shop did not have a lay away policy, they allowed me to pay a bit every week for several months until the chair was mine.