Not only do I have plenty of blog visiting to catch up on, but now that we're reconnected, I thought I'd try and squeeze in a last "So Good, So Dark" post, even though the party is technically over.
I should warn that this post might be a tad spoiler-ish, so if you haven't seen Tim Burton's Corpse Bride yet, please proceed with caution.
I was reading an article recently about Mexico's Day of the Dead festivities (if you're interested, you can read it here) and something I learnt was that Monarch butterflies arrive in Mexico during the season of Día de los Muertos (or Día de Muertos, as I've been told it is more commonly referred to in Mexico itself). The butterflies are believed to be the souls of the dead returning to earth. This immediately brought to mind the beautiful and poignant butterfly transformation scene in the movie, Corpse Bride.
"Both thematically and visually, Corpse Bride is about inversion, with the Land of the Living a gray, dead place where the people are lifeless, hopeless, and sad, while the Land of the Dead is full of vivacious dead people with a lust for life and joy."
Or in other words... so good, so dark!
Finally, I'd like to thank lovely Magaly, from the Pagan Culture blog, for hosting this blog party, and I look forward to catching up on all the shenanigans I missed during my wee absence from the internet.