November 2nd is finally here and even though Laredo does not celebrate it in as grand a style as Mexico does, we still have a pretty florid cemetery – well, the Catholic side anyway.
In the past, I have visited the exhibits at the Laredo Center for the Arts and miss listening to the Calaveras (the poetry using death as a theme in a sometimes comedic manner). I am not sure if this year the annual exhibit of Altares was set up or not – I have not seen it publicized or maybe I missed it? I don’t know but it used to be a must see for me annually. My plan, though, is to go to Gallery 201’s Dia de Los Muertos Art Exhibit on November 3rd at 6:30pm. Gayle will be hosting art from students, this is the description:
FEATURING GERARDO SALAZAR, EVITA FLORES, CHRISTINA-MICHELLE DESIGNS, STUDENTS OF ARTWORKS STUDIOS & STUDENTS OF UNITED DAY SCHOOL. ALTARES, MUSIC, FOOD AND GREAT AMBIANCE!
Gallery 201 is at 513 San Bernardo Avenue in downtown Laredo (I love taking a stroll downtown!).
However you celebrate your loved ones who have passed, don’t forget that we also vote today. Not to worry – all those stories of the dead being able to vote in Webb County are probably an exaggeration since IDs are checked and your voter registration card needs to be current. The dead are to be honored, not used.
Enjoy the beautiful day because our lives on this earth are short. No need for negativity or anger, it just shortens your life (maybe not physically but definitely the quality of your life).