Honoring my dad on the Day of the Dead

In Mexico and Central America, where I spent the first half of my life, Nov 1-2 is dedicated to celebrating El Día de los Muertos by honoring the dead with flowers, food and in some places, giant kites. These symbolize our connection with our departed and ancestors. 

  One of my dearest memories is accompanying my dad to Santiago Sacatepéquez in Guatemala to photograph these beautiful multicolored giant kites.

So today he is no longer with us, and I am far from Guatemala but I am grateful to remember those magical times and to honor him with this Day of the Dead altar.

Wherever you are dad, may your spirit fly as gracefully and freely as the kites you so loved to photograph.  

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