“A serenade, Señorita?”
“Have we been properly introduced?”
“Can I have this dance?”
Le rouge et le noir. Stendhal. (The red and the black. 1830).
Danzoneros. Literally Big dance dancers. Every Friday, couples gather on the main square and dance, donning their best clothes. Day of the Dead is no exception.
“Don’t mind me, I just work here.”
Mr. And Mrs. Satan, Esq. and family.
Mr. And Mrs. Skull, Esq.
“I came to Comalá, because they told me my father lived there, a man called Pedro Páramo.” Juan Rulfo.
The sound engineer.
“Is my dress too short?” Spice girls. “No.” Pulls it up an inch. (See the trailer)
Altar to the memory of Francisco Toledo (1940-2019) Mexican painter and sculptor. The orange flowers are called ‘cempazuchíl” in Mexico. Means “flower of the dead” in Nahuátl. It is one the strongest symbols of the Day of the Dead.
“Your make-up and costume are just gorgeous. Can I take a picture?”
“Have you seen my wife?”
“Freezing our b… off. Is the pay worth it?”
Mr. And Mrs. Buccaneer. Runners-up for best costume.
Backstage and backlight. (Take what you can before Security kicks you out) Love the tats, the glass and smile.
School reunion. (Spirit of Mexico Primary school)
“Call Security. There’s an armed revolutionary on the Plaza.”
“Client services. Can I help you?”
Thank you for joining us on the Day of the Dead. Let those smiles bring us happiness when we remember all those who have left too soon.