Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Delta Rae - Dance in the Graveyards

Here's what I learned today from Delta Rae.  Do not watch a potentially emotionally charged video at work on your cellphone because when the emotion hits (and it will), you may break down and cry a bit.  This video struck me right in my gut.  In 2010, I lost the love of my life to pneumonia and this made me think of him so much.  Ian's attitude toward death is very similar to my own.  After Sean died in a time of perpetual self doubt and heartache, I had to come to the realization that there's no way in this world that I was going to walk it alone.  He is with me in everything that I do and I know that I have felt his hand driving me to better myself and to honor the life we had together.  So I know that when it comes time for me to say my goodbyes to this world, he will be there waiting for me to dance and celebrate everything that we had and everything that we are.

The video is a celebration in the style of Dia de los Muertos with the band donning sugar skull makeup and bringing the loved ones of the dead back for one more dance.  The make up is done incredibly and I hope that there are stills of them floating around the internet because they are awesome.  When Ian lowered his staff and summoned the widow's husband, I lost it.  Tears streaming, I had to get up from my desk and make haste to dry my eyes.  This video is clearly inspired and I will watch it with joy in my heart because it will be a happy day when I get to see all those that have gone before me.  Watch the video and see what I mean.  They are an amazing group with so much to give and I am eternally grateful for this gift they have given me today.

Much love, guys and gals.

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