Noche De Muertos, Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico
Vidas, Muertos, Familias, Circulos, a set on Flickr.
Noche de Muertos… an old dream of mine that finally came to reality. Mexicans, have a way with a variety of things and death is no exception. A very rich, varied colorful and meaningful set of traditions reaching way back to to pre-colonial times… mingling with, battling against and mostly losing to the commercial and ephemeral.
Months later, of my journey (mainly around Patzcuaro, Michoacan) 2 things remain strikingly fresh in my memory:
– The beauty and strength of grasping of time and life through family ties and traditions
– The inescapable feeling of loss and loneliness
I am particularly fond of these three scenes: