One of the things that makes Halloween and the Day of the Dead interesting in my family is the skeleton we’ve had in the closet for 3 generations running.
While this may sound sinister or downright peculiar, let me assure you that Felix, as he’s known, holds a cherished position in our household. For starters, he’s a silent but reliable teacher and a master at imparting lessons of impermanence.
Here’s a short essay I wrote about this, which was published on Salon.com today.
Some of the readers suggest we should give him a proper burial. Others think that as long as he fulfills the role of a teacher, it’s OK to keep him above ground. I’d love to hear your thoughts…