Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! The day has arrived, candy to steal from children, joys to be had in many ways. I have many different costumes, but my camera is acting out (love that expression for some reason) so you guys will get the fashion show in the coming weeks. Weirdly enough, I think my favorite part of Halloween is when I'm in a store and some bowl or ghoul toy starts to move or speak. It kind of shakes me out of my usual torpor and reminds me to pay attention. Everything in life depends on this quality. Too often, I go along in my day without noticing anything extraordinary or wonderful, consumed with my internal dialogue of bullshit that passes for an having an intellectual life. This radio station, more obnoxious than a Rush Limbaugh monologue, keeps me mired in what I have to do, where I need to be, what should be happening. And what I try to remember when I see a spooky skeleton head glowing at me is that every single day is filled with enchantments, excitements, thrills, and hope. Don't be afraid of it; don't turn away.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"Hold on, man. We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title." ~From Scooby-Doo

Cocktail Hour
The Halloween Shot:
one part lemon vodka
one part grapefruit joice
color with orange food coloring

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Sunday!


Charles Gramlich said...

Halloween is not for those who "can't" handle reality, but for those who chose not to and have fun instead.

Scott said...


Great costume1 Can't wait to see the others.

Lana Gramlich said...

Hope you had a great Halloween. Down here it's more like the Devil's holiday, where superstitious idiots take their kids to church events, instead. *snort* just irks me.