Mischief Night

Mischief Night, October 2018

Twas’ the night before Halloween, and all through the house, mischief was stirring in and under the devils’ blouse.  Her horns were growing with precision and care,  in hopes that tricks, not treats would be there.  The ghosts were ghoulish, the monsters tucked under the beds, while visions of horror danced around in their heads.     By: Trisha McQuade

What better way to get into the Halloween spirit than sharing a quick little Halloween poem I put together and reminiscing about last years trip to Mexico City for Dia de los Muertos?!

Last year, on this day, I was on a plane to Mexico City to indulge in the festivities of Dia de los Muertos!!  To say I was excited, was an understatement.  The atmosphere was ALIVE with horror, and I was loving it!  Seeing all the babies, children and toddlers forgo the ‘cute’ costumes to embrace the terror brought me pure joy.  Streets filled with baby ‘It’ clowns, Freddy Krueger’s, Jason’s, and of course, baby Chucky dolls was the best sight to see.  Not only were there great costumes, the streets were also filled with colorfully decorated ‘candy skulls.’  Statues, decorations, makeup, you name it, I saw it.

My favorite part, wasn’t just the city coming alive, but the graveyards; full of life, light, memories and of course TEQUILA!  Mariachi sounds enchanted the graves and loved ones honored their deceased with brightly colored ofrendas.  Tequila, tequila, and more tequila flowed at every graveyard.  It was amazing to be welcomed by local families into their unique forms of celebration.  I’m not sure I’ll ever experience something that special again… well, until I make my way back to Mexico for Dia de los Muertos.

It was a trip to remember, and I’m kicking myself as we speak for not being there again RIGHT NOW!  So instead, I’ll plan for next year and take a look back into my first blog posts about one of my best trips to date.

Did I mention how much I LOVED being in Mexico for Dia De Los Muertos?!  If you haven’t had a chance to read about my experiences, now is the perfect time!

Dia de los Muertos Festivities

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) A broken down bus and a gondola ride.

Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) ” There is no life, except by death”

Into the artistic side of Mexico City