Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday Theme altar

I have this little tableau set up, and I suppose you could say it is a kind of altar to my mother and to family connections. There are pictures of my mother and L (and me, actually . . .), with little icons from France and shells we collected together in England in a glass. The pottery is something I had given to her long ago, because she lived on a mountain with a view. The glass paperweight is there for stability.

I was going to post a ghost story (a true one, too; Reya knows . . .), but with the thinning of the barrier today between worlds, perhaps it's better to think about my mother, and where she is.


Ghosts may be for tomorrow . . .

14 comments:

Joanne said...

What a beautiful sentiment you have here today. It looks like you find much peace there.

carolyn said...

Such a lovely post.

I look forward to the true ghost story, never could resist a ghost story.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

a lovely altar....I would definitely call it an altar! I like what you said about the addition of the paperweight 'for stability'

I really love the mexican tradition of making altars for one's loved ones who have passed on...

look forward to the ghost story. I've encountered a few spirits (not of this coil - so I guess you'd call them ghosts) in my lifetime - not often but I've experienced that thinning of the barrier, first time was when I was a child....

Kurt said...

Happy Halloween.

MotherPie said...

Altars express our love for those who have gone before and those who we carry in our heart and are a tribute to what has made us what we are.

For those who we remember who are no longer here, the period of all souls creates a timeless place where the connection takes place. That is the theory behind the day of the dead altars, and is catholic, too.

But I think the truth is that we die three times: once we we die; a second time when we are buried; and a third and final time when we are forgotten.

Reya Mellicker said...

That is very loving of you. I salute you!! Happy Halloween, All Souls Day and Day of the Dead.

What is remembered, lives.

xx to you

Angie Ledbetter said...

What a great thing - giving prominent space to the memory of our loved ones.

lettuce said...

this is lovely

Pecos Blue said...

That is a very lovely post!

citizen of the world said...

Tangible reminders are important.

Shammickite said...

I like your altar, and the sentiment it expresses. I like the shells, which bring memories of a holiday long ago.

lorenzothellama said...

I love your little alter. I have a small room I call my Shrine Room where I do my meditation, and I have little things there that belonged to my mother and father.

Happy Election Day!

Steve said...

Beautiful!

lettuce said...

GO AMERICA!

yes you can!!!

:-D