Just a thank you again, for all of the fine links to literary and bookish pieces…I love those and I appreciate it!
I enjoyed Halloween when my children were small…now, not so much. (I’ll be the witch hiding alone in the back of the house tonight with all of the lights off…)
I know it’s major denial, but I can’t even bring myself to check out the Joni Mitchell black face thing. Heartbreaking to learn your heros are flawed…
We are not big Halloween-ers. My husband doesn’t like the holiday for very personal reasons, and I’ve never loved dressing in costume (though I do love dressing up). So we usually sit at the end of our driveway (because the little tykes in the ‘hood can’t always get up our front stairs very well), with a card table, drinks, and a bowl of candy. That’s about as exciting as we get, and we’re fine with that.
BUT last year my husband’s work took him to NYC for Halloween weekend. And I LOVED it. It was so fabulous to be out on the streets with so many greatly costumed folks; we remarked on how clever NYC’ers have to be – since you are walking / subway-ing so much, you have to have a very portable costume, and this was often handled brilliantly, and thoroughly, by many folks. Saw some AMAZING getups. We went to Indochine (had never been; have a friend there who took great care of us, so we soaked up its history and goggled at the decor!) and then rode…after quite a wait, I’ll admit…the subway back to where we were staying, surrounded by all sorts of fascinating costumes, again. I get that it might get old after a while. But it was marvelous for us tourists. 🙂
Just another perspective. 😉
I was in Soho this morning and there was a bunch of adorable French kids in costume roaming the streets. That was kind of fun.
That sounds pretty cute, Joanna.
I read the Haunting of Hill House every October.