Sunday, November 2, 2014
After a successful night of trick or treating, our grandaugther is counting up the spoils, arranging the sweet goodies into rows according to brand and flavor- chocolate or fruity, hard or soft. Skittles, M&M's, Reese's, Kit Kat, Hershey's.
You mean I get to eat only ONE now?
Save the rest for later? to be "portion controlled" in an agony of one at a time for months?
To honor the Dia de Los Muertos, Judith headed to Kehoe Beach to reflect upon her ancestors who have gone beyond and in this case plastic that is gone but not forever. Even in spite of the brutal wind and whipping sand she walked the tideline in a ritual procession in search of mementos of the living and the departed.
She collected a bagful of spoils - there were plenty of food and candy wrappers. In thinking about all of those Halloween confections and in an acknowledgement of the durability of the thermoplastic polymers, she re-phrased the familiar dieters saying into a different kind of forever. "A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips” is now, "A moment in the hand, forever on the sand."
Skittles, Snickers, Reese's, Choco*pie.
These spoils really are….