Posting it now, in memory of our cat, Phiphi, who passed away on November 3rd.
I think I've moved through most of the stages of grief a few times now, so I'm hoping healing can begin. Britt is struggling much more, since she and Phiphi had such a special bond... like in the Golden Compass.
We're both working hard to make sure that we don't tumble headlong into our respective abysses, and get stuck in depression, but it's hard... some days more than others.
I've had a few days where getting out of bed didn't really happen, but not many of those days. We're working hard to pick up the pieces and put them back together as best we can.
So even though Phiphi probably isn't dancing so much as curled up sleeping someplace toasty and warm with Kyo (the only cat he ever really liked, who passed away in 2008), this song makes me smile at possibilities someday, and cry because I can't have him here with us now.
Blessed Dia de los Muertos, my loves.
Like the celebrations this day, this song made me cry and smile... at the same time. It struck such a strong chord in me, it was like a physical blow.
I'm off to visit with my beloved dead, but I wanted to share this with you. If you've read Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, this might remind you of the Macabray...
" ...Step and turn, and walk and stay,
Now we dance the Macabray..."
Enjoy your special company today.