Another "Day of the Dead" commemoration has just come to a close in Mexico. I have seen enough skull images to last for another year at least. Like many other cultural events, the Day of the Dead is being commercialized and its religious significance is fading away for the general public. Very sad. For many Mexican families, however, it still retains its traditional meaning, and they continue to commune privately with the spirits of their departed loved ones. This year a photographer with an international reputation for photos of large groups of naked people was here in San Miguel to do his thing. Now the media is running his photos of these naked volunteers. I fail to see the spiritual dimension of a group of people ambling about in a field wearing see-through sheets, and I find this sort of cheap exploitation of a sacred rite to be in very bad taste.
Causes Anthony Maulucci Supports
Greenpeace, Amnesty Inernational, American Cancer Society, Red Cross, Save the Children