Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween Past

Our Halloween memories are many, and they don't all involve pranks and ghostly ghouls, thank goodness.

Halloween isn't just about candy, let me show you.

Another Halloween is behind us, along with our ability to once again connect to the best part of ourselves and each other. A chance to expand our imaginations beyond all possibilities. 

A chance to wear our pumpkin heads and bring ourselves to the cutting edge of those complex and most startling feelings and fond memories from childhood and channel them to the person we are today.

Sure it's all about the candy for youngsters, maybe.  But from an inspiring perspective and with every costume and character we wear it becomes a gripping almost mystical connection within ourselves.

It's something that joins us, often as a team effort, or group theme as well, which we all share with the universe of Halloween enthusiasts.

We bring spirits to life, with our "Trick - or - Treat" from way back when.

Sometimes we live within the character of those we admire most, and spring to life with imaginative moments and dazzling chapters to add to our Halloween memoirs for years to come.

Every year,  I admire those that never forget their beloved pets, buying pet costumes and treats.  I'll bet even Ebenezer Scrooge would agree!

Beware the leafy trail you never know what may pass by you.

I recognize that broomstick!  Swish, swish, swisssssh.

Halloween, it's about reviving, recovering, processing and creating our best memories.  Be watchful too, you just might meet someone you never met before, and that person just might be within yourself.

Today you'll put away yesterday's costume but, open your inner self, and keep your spirit alive, today and everyday to follow.  It's what we do for ourselves.

"Art and human beings find our own perfection within, and rarely outside ourselves.
Never let yourself be judged by external standards, or the resemblance of, or other people's perspective of you either."  

Remember, that one constant person that will always be with you,
is YOU!

Witches and ghosts make merry
while ghoulies and ghosties 
make scary!
Double, double toil and trouble
though they all may make merry and scary
Mimes will make the invisible visible 
just for you!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing a bit of your own thoughts is always a pleasure to behold. Take good care of you.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is neat seeing the wonderful creativity on decorations and costumes for Halloween. You are a pretty mime. I am sure the candy is the best part for the kiddies, maybe the dressup part too. Wonderful post and photos. Happy November, have a happy Wednesday!

Revrunner said...

Such a tiny, tiny child. :-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Looks like a fun time!

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Cranberry Morning said...

Yikes! :-) the broom on the leaves. I like the surgeon. What fun!

Elephant's Child said...

Creative, whimsical fun. With a generous splash of wise advice. Thank you.

Debbie said...

awesome halloween decor and costumes, looks like a lot of good halloween spirit. i hope you had fun!!!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Love, love, LOVE the post Karen!

Cloudia said...

You are a cute mime, and a thoughtful friend

RedPat said...

Makes me think that I should dress up next year!

sage said...

There were no Halloween guests here, this year. And you, in that last photo, was lost for words, I assume :)

Robert Bennett said...

Spoooooky~ It looks like you guys had a blast. I'm a little jealous though, I got a grand total of one trick or treater this year!

richard said...

Happy Holidays, Karen.

Jenny Woolf said...

It is so nice to get involved in a community event, we don't get enough of that kind of stuff in our lives. Some spooktastic creations there, too!