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  1. May 2019
  2. Oct 2018
  3. Aug 2017
  4. Oct 2016
    1. which contains more than 13,500 images of early American grave markers, mostly made prior to 1800.

      Day of the dead goes back more than 200 years

    2. Halloween, the celebration conflates the Catholic holidays with an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl, the “Lady of the Dead.”

      Catholic and aztec roots

    1. In the mountains, there you feel free.

      Interesting, because a snowy mountain is also a fairly desolate place (dead trees/plants, deadly stillness or harsh wind, untouched landscape, etc), but it is seen as beautiful instead of distasteful like the wasteland that Eliot describes.

    2. dried tubers.

      Merely surviving on the little bits of life that still exist during the winter. Feeding on mainly potatoes and whatever else can be found.

    3. Out of this stony rubbish?

      Connects to our class discussions about garbage/trash as a theme. “Stony rubbish” underlines the theme of uselessness, as things can grow out of most trash, but things cannot grow out of stone itself.