Memento mori stencil design, 18c. (France). Just a couple days ago for Día de los Muertos I lit candles for Cardiff and for Orson, the kitties I lost this year, which might seem a little dorky but I still miss them, especially the cranky Cardiff-monster. It's been a really rough year, but there have been so many beautiful moments too. And in three weeks I will be in Spain, and when I get back there will be Unsilent Night and holiday gatherings and taking stock of the past year and preparing for the new one. 'Tis my season of introspection.