On All Souls Day, K and I decided on a late afternoon visit to Olvera Street to check out the Day of the Dead action.
We took in the music and traditional dancing but I'm really there for the variety and creativity of the ofrendas installed in the plaza.
Olvera Street is a tourist destination and traditional observances in Mexico are becoming more touristy, but still, Dia de los Muertos is a sacred obligation in the culture. Therefore, as a tourist, respect is always in order. Keeping in mind that ofrendas represent real people, real lives and real death I just want to share the following:
Muertos woven from straw
'til Death do us part.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.