I’ve been hearing a lot of people throw around the ole “It just doesn’t feel like Christmas when it’s 70 degrees out” of late, and honestly.. I couldn’t agree less. Nothing says Christmas to me quite like hanging lights in shorts and a t-shirt – and that’s exactly what someone at my apartment complex did this past weekend.
So now my apartment’s front walkway is decked out in white lights (which is great), and it made me realize that I hadn’t shown you guys a picture of the spirit house at my apartment which always has sparkly little lights on it:
Spirit houses are veryvery common here – and most homes and businesses have one — usually in a corner of the property where shade is least likely to hit it. The houses are shrines to animist spirits, and people leave offerings at the houses to keep spirits that could cause them trouble happy.
I see a lot of drinks left at spirit houses – water, Fanta soda, milk – and flowers and incense are also common offerings.
The spirit house at my apartment complex is actually one of my favorites – and maybe I’m biased, but hopefully the spirits are happy with it too.
Love to you all,