As Day of the Dead approaches I realize I have not started my altar. This year there will be a new picture next to my mama Luz. The picture is of my mama Maria, my beloved abuelita. She passed away last year on November 1st at the age of 93.
One of my abuelita's dichos is perfect for Dia De Los Muertos. She would say:
"Cuando ya nos toca, hasta la patada de una mosca nos vamos."
translation: When it is your time to go, even a kick from a fly will take you.