Death and Afterlife. In Puerto Rico, death and the passage into afterlife are commonly marked by vigils, or wakes, and novenas, which are days of prayer for the dead. During the vigils, which occur between death and burial, the close friends and relatives of the dead gather around the body, which lies in state, and pray for the soul's passage into heaven. Throughout the night of the vigil, people who knew the deceased come and go while a small group of women and men who were particularly close to the dead say the rosary. Candles burn, and the prayers last until dawn of the day the person is to be buried. Following the funeral, the novenas begin. These nine consecutive days of prayer take place in the house of the deceased and constitute a means by which God's favor is solicited on behalf of the deceased's surviving kin and friends, as well as a means of reaffirming ties among households and community solidarity.
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“Lucia’s are gentle yet powerful exercises that guide us in the discovery of our own inner wisdom.“ –Dr. Joan Borysenko, author Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
Realism like Non-naturalism is a theatre style, designed to reflect changes and their effects on society. It has its own set of conventions which can be just as entertaining in drama as Non-naturalism. Although your actual preference for the styles is entirely up to you, it is incorrect to say that realism is easier to act.
Realism requires good actors in order to effectively deals with real problems and concerns of people. Realism would’t be real if the actors were not believable.
Stroke (CVA): A cerebral vascular accident, better known as a stroke is the most common cause of aphasia. A stroke is a temporary or permanent loss of brain tissue caused by a disruption of blood flow to the brain.