“Oooo…..” Monsters and goblins and ghouls, oh my! Today’s the day,- the day we subsidize Iowa. The day children everywhere overturn the reasonable response scenario and threaten their way into glorious excess…
I love what Halloween smells like. Have you ever noticed that? The air turns in October- and there’s a specifically Halloweeny smell to this time of year.
That would have been more poetic without the Halloweeny bit. But I *know* you know what I’m talking about. Sometime, late October, I’ve seen people stop and just sniff at it. The smoke, cool, and damp leaf smell. They stand for a sec, looking for something tucked into the subconscious… there it is: There’s a little Halloween in there.
I am SO EXCITED.
Yes! Credit where credit’s due- first I’m excited because after buying a hodge-podge of items I didn’t know what to do with, David Rochester gave me the idea to dress up as Puss-in-Boots.
O Solo Meow! I had gotten a cape, a dagger, kitty ears (Sierra’s idea), a Zorro type mask, and some costume makeup. (By the time I got around to it, a lot of the costume supplies at the local Wal-mart were depleted)
(I don’t usually shop at Wal-mart, btw. I feel compelled to tell you that.)
(In fact, I never, ever do. Except to buy pillows. They have freakishly cheap pillows, and I am a picky pillow person. Please don’t judge too harshly, even Savonarola would sell out for a good night’s sleep.)
It took David’s idea to see how those items might work together. Inspired!
I’m very excited because it’s the end of October, which means the first of November, which means Dia de los Muertos! The day of the dead! That’s when the veil lifts, and you can commune with your home-boy spirits. They like sugar and marigolds. *nods*
Last year’s Day of the Dead blog post became one of the highest traffic spots ever on Stop and Wander, so I don’t want to move it. I contemplated posting it again. Not sure. Meeting word count will probably take precedence tomorrow, so here’s the link.
Build an ofrenda! Eat some candy! Post a picture of your costumed ribalding!
And have you all a very Happy Halloween.