By Petra Alexander
In California’s cultural circles The Day of the Dead becomes clear.
People in makeup multiply, mixing color and creativity with skulls all around.
In antiquity, skulls and skeletons were a decoration proper of hermits and the most austere monks. A skull on their window or their desk reminded them daily that we will end up that way, and this let them live a temporary detachment under the principle: “Nothing goes with you when you die.”