Okay, Halloween is that time honored tradition of dressing up and eating candy. Which means its a great day in my book. When I was younger, I didn’t really get the chance to celebrate Halloween that much. It was either by my grandmother’s or I was let loose with some friends in adjacent apartment buildings. That’s city life for you! I do remember my dad taking me to the Halloween Parade in the Village a couple of times, which was always fun! But it wasn’t until I was older as a teen that I really got to enjoy Halloween and it hasn’t stopped since then.
This morning, I spied little witches, pirates, 18th-century gentlemen in children who barely reach my waist on their way to school and I think it is the cutest thing evah! Last year, my nephew was a lobster but at press time his outfit is still undetermined.
Amy Winehouse was the outfit of choice last year for so many and this year it’s obviously Sarah Palin but in many different forms. I’ve toyed with many different ideas because I want to be everything but I can’t. Don’t worry I will post the outfit choice later.
Sorry for the rambling, I will leave you with something I remembered while watching those little kids marching to school. From one of my favorite childhood books, Ramona the Pest where Ramona wants to be the baddest witch in the world but wants everyone to recognize her even though she has a mask on. So, she decides to write her name on a piece of paper so she can be identified in the parade. Something about that always stood out to me. I even found an illustration from the book.
So, this post goes out to all the kids and the young at heart celebrating today!
♥ the alchemist
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