October 31, 2018
It is a nearly perfect Halloween tonight: sunshine, in the 60’s, the trees at nearly full color – that little bit of green still there that sets off the scarlet and orange. The pumpkins were easy to clean and carve and the kids were almost all picture perfect: elementary and middle school kids in costume. Despite all the horrors currently inhabiting our real world, this was an evening that felt like ten years ago: full of trick or treat, make-believe, and possibilities of a dark autumn night – what is at the heart of my Halloween. The tradition lives on.