After the families have finished their rituals,
then and only then,
visit the cemeteries In San Miguel Allende
in honor of Dia de los Muertos.
Bring some marigolds and celosia
to decorate the graves
where no one kept vigil.
And for your loved ones who've passed into the next world,
who've gone home,
create your own ofrenda.
Say prayers for them to the Virgin Mary
to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
to the Virgin of Guadalupe
or to whatever Divine Force you believe in.
And for yourself, for all time,
Dance – and love -- like there’s no tomorrow.
Don't spill a single drop of JOY
Drink it all!