November 2, 2008
The cobwebs are gone. The candles have been extinguished. Pumpkins are disappearing from neighbours' front porches. Leftover chocolate bars have almost all been eaten (except for the Coffee Crisps - I know Halloween is truly over when all I have left are Coffee Crisps!). My daily postings are over too, as I am compelled to turn my attention to everything I typically neglect during the long Halloween season (did anyone remember to feed the cat?). But of course . . . Halloween is never really far away. It's there all year. Lurking just behind the Christmas tree, the Valentine hearts and the Easter eggs. I'll often see something that catches my attention . . . or reminds me of a Halloween night long past . . . or gives me a new prop idea. But for now I'm off to spend the next few weeks reflecting on Halloween past, browsing through photos from all the wonderful haunts out there, planning for next year, and maybe, maybe even get an early start on some props. It would be a nice change not to run out of time trying to get everything done in the fall.