Life and Death are Similar to the Changing of the Seasons
We view the changing of the seasons as a beautiful thing. The fall leaves falling down with their vibrant and peaceful colors. The first fall of soft, fluffy snow embarking a chilly and cozy winter. The first bloom of the flowers in the spring. The first sunshine-filled day marking summer. The seasons change, just as the seasons of our life change. We view a new season as a beautiful thing, I think our life can also be viewed as a beautiful season in itself. Samhain, Souls Day and Dia de los Muertos all share a common theme - the celebration of a life. Death is a sad, scary and honestly confusing part of life. Just as the seasons change, so do our lives. The loss of a loved one often leaves us longing for more, reminiscing on fond memories, and wishing we had more time. Similar to when winter begins, we often miss the warmer weather. The passing of a loved one can be compared to the seasons - all seasons end eventually. It can be considered a beautiful, new change. Something that marks the start of a new chapter in life (or a new season).