Chapter 11: The Transmutation of Memory
I began this chapter on the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration in Oaxaca, Mexico. On this day, it is believed that the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest. Respects are paid to departed family, friends, and ancestors, and it was on this night that I chose to remember my beloved brother, Gary.
I created this work in order to shine light upon the difficulties experienced by my brother and all veterans of all wars. In an attempt to heal past traumas, I employ the beauty of delicate flowers and the glow of flames with hope to inspire healing.
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