How old is the habit of denial? We keep secrets from ourselves that all along we know…. For perhaps we are like stones; our own history and the history of the world embedded in us, we hold a sorrow deep within and cannot weep until that history is sung. — Susan Griffin
The desire to forget prolongs exile; the secret of redemption is memory. – The Baal Shem Tov
Our 2018 Day of the Dead Grief Ritual, our 21st, was on November 3rd.
In both West Africa and Central America they say that we are required to offer two things to help a recently deceased person complete his or her journey to the other side and become an ancestor: our tears and our beauty.
Francis Weller (Sonoma County)
Maria Owl Gutierrz (Marin County)
Earthrites Collective (Sonoma County)
Cheryl Jones (Oakland)
Martin Prechtel (New Mexico)
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