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Poetic Prompt: The Dead and their Cosmic Altar

The Dead and their Cosmic Altar

It is that time of the year when, in Mexico, we honor the dead. Some people may be aware of this celebration, but if you’re not I will give you the heads up. During the last day of October and the first days of November, people create altars to celebrate their loved ones. They offer them their favorite foods (traditional), treats, flowers (marigolds), bread, sugar or chocolate skulls (calacas), and many more small objects like glasses of water and candles. Also, it is common to place a picture of the person you are honoring on the altar. To get a…

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