Today’s Lio cartoon shows little Lio getting ready to take a shower, but rather than slipping off his clothes, he slips out of his skin. Silhouetted on the shower curtain, you see his skeleton showering in the bath tub, while the discarded skin and clothes lay draped over the toilet.
Skeleton images remind us of the temporary nature of life, and the enduring nature of the soul. Day of the Dead artwork depicts skeletons doing ordinary daily activities like bicycle riding, or celebrating at weddings and partying.
Rather than being afraid of the skeleton image, let it remind you of the enduring spirit that lives on once the breath has left the body. That spirit continues dancing, feasting, and yes, even showering.