Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration of life and death. While the holiday originated in Mexico, it is celebrated all over Latin America with colorful calaveras (skulls) and calacas (skeletons), elsewhere associated with the Catholic celebrations of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. This year it is Nov. 1 (Sunday) –Nov. 2 (Monday), 2020.

Instead of worrying about something unknown or afraid of someone we don’t know, why don’t we celebrate the day of the Dead together with all of our family and friends who we love so much?

I came across this video in which Xiang Fei (费翔, known as Kris Philips), one of my idols in my youth, was telling his story when he lost his father, his sister, and now accompanying his mother in her later years. He was asking, “where did the time go?” when he thought he would still have time to accompany them, he now realized that actually how little time left.

Where did our time go? How much time do we have? Maybe only death can tell us. We often think we still have time, since we can never see the end of our time.

His story reminds us of the departure of our parents. “Grief is the price we pay for love.”

But remember that if we know the life of people just needs to be happy, without expecting for forever, we would be less grievous for any departure.

His Broadway musicals: “Miss Saigon”, “The Phantom of Opera”