All Souls´Day

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In many Catholic-influenced countries, from my native Austria to Mexico, where it is a national holiday, the second of November is celebrated as the Day of the Dead - the day when people remember their friends and family who have died. Depending on the culture, it is considered a day for mourning, or a day to joyfully celebrate the fact that all life on earth is transient.

Today also marks, incredibly, the fifteenth anniversary of the day that my dear father died. It was a very sunny day, just like today.

I love this picture that Daniel took of a dead bird close to the sea near Trieste in Italy. Doesn´t it look like it´s asleep?