THE ART OF TRICK OR TREATING
IS STILL ALIVE
WHERE I LIVE
Bee-ware, Happy-Fairy-Witch may arrive at your door!
I'm delighted that our schools are keeping the spirit of playfulness connected to Halloween with grinning, happy witches, and glowing bumble bees! Even if we call them Harvest Parties, what fun the children have creating colored paper Jack-o-lanterns and hanging dancing pumpkins on skillfully (kid) designed fence posts.
What pleases me the most, is how so many families in neighborhoods everywhere, are joining forces to celebrate all that's spectacular and not just spooktacular about Halloween. The very delightful essence of sharing an old tradition with new generations, is an inspiration to every youngster, of all ages.
Yes, parents are building bonfires in the middle of cul-de-sacs or hooking snowmobile trailers loaded with hay bales to four-wheelers or tractors to pull around the neighborhood to carry Witches and Goblins, or the latest and oldest of super hero or favorite Disney character. I stopped counting how many Mickey and Minnie mouses I saw last night!
Look closely, this group had six friendly dogs to lick your face and say, hang around for a bit!
These days it's more about sharing in the festivities with your little goblin than just knocking on the door for candy! Some folks handed out other kinds of treats. Many opened up their garages, offering chairs and tasty treats to eat or drink with blazing bonfires right in their own driveways!
Long live this tradition I say with the powerful magic of happiness and precious moments of sharing laughs and giggles, with perhaps an occasional BOO!
Meet your neighbors, some are not so chatty-
A few might be a tad bit SpOoKy!
But everything looks a bit spooky in the dark. Just search for the happy signs- like so many glowing, heart-shapes, or kitty-cats carved in pumpkins!
"But I love Halloween, and I love that feeling: the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner!" Evan Peters