our friend pilar is the best! we celebrated the day of the dead with her yesterday, and it was so fun. nothing i like more than a good ritual! we built an altar with sugar skulls, figures, candles, photos of lost loved ones, paper flowers, and much more. her alter was amazing! she taught us all about the symbols of the celebration, she danced a little ranchero jig, and we all drank agua de jamaica which is a delicious tea brewed with hibiscus flowers..don't ask pilar why it is named for jamaica..no one knows. i took some great photos with my phone..but i cannot get them onto the blog..oy tech-mology!