My Halloween

This is what I did for Halloween:

We went trick-or-treating with a group. I even had a costume.

It’s as great as always. Tons of people out, everybody having fun. Maybe a couple of masks but pretty much everyone is normal and unmasked.

Then we all came over to our place for dinner and some wine. Kids are going nuts upstairs, stripping the wardrobe bare to play dress up.

Everybody in the neighborhood seems to have a party going on. Fire pits, barbecues, we are alive again!

Life is great when it’s normal.

4 thoughts on “My Halloween”

  1. Your Halloween costume is a Country Western song

    Long Black Veil
    Ten years ago, on a cold dark night
    Someone was killed, ‘neath the town hall light
    There were few at the scene, but they all agreed
    That the slayer who ran, looked a lot like me

    The judge said son, what is your alibi
    If you were somewhere else, then you won’t have to die
    I spoke not a word, thou it meant my life
    For I’d been in the arms of my best friend’s wife

    She walks these hills in a long black veil
    She visits my grave when the night winds wail
    Nobody knows, nobody sees
    Nobody knows but me

    Oh, the scaffold is high and eternity’s near
    She stood in the crowd and shed not a tear
    But late at night, when the north wind blows
    In a long black veil, she cries over my bones

    perennially under-appreciated powerhouse Sammi Smith did a cover from the woman’s persepctive


      1. I understand that while Dolly Parton is often considered low-class in the US (though wildly popular nonetheless, among us deplorables), her fan-base is worldwide, and her appeal transcends even the language barrier. She’s a brilliant lyricist.

        Country’s nearly the only genre that’s permitted to tell stories, rather than just repeat a couple vaguely evocative verses with a repeating chorus. I like a good story 🙂


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