thoughts from teotihuacan, mexico...
i volunteered to lead a group that would create a center altar during dia de los muertos celebrations.
before beginning, we sat in a circle with our breath. i asked the group how to honor the flowers that were collaborating with us to make this altar.
an abundance of ideas emerged.
we included the whole plant as much as possible for a raw, natural look.
this vibrant altar remained for several days and sparked conversation about humankind's return to balance with the natural world.