|My daughter in costume (?)|
In France, my first and second year college students of 2003 were very curious about " 'Alloween" as it was not yet widely celebrated there, and the holy day that follows, All Souls (or Saints) Day was lost to them. Now Halloween candy comes out with the Christmas papillots at Monoprix, mixing secular and religious metephors and holidays.
This year on Cape Cod, I have seen much made of the literary traditions of hauntings and the paranormal. There was a screening of Nosferatu with a live orchestra. There is more to come!
My son has been ill for several days with a virus I'd never heard of before and missed many Halloween activities, but he decorated and we made les sablés (sugar cookies). We always toast the pumpkin seeds after carving the jack-o-lanterns, too. Just clean, rinse, dry, oil a rimmed cookie sheets and the seeds and liberally sprinkle with sea salt. Bake at 400 degrees (f) stirring often. They burn quickly! Munch a bunch.
However you do, or don't, celebrate the haunting, enjoy tomorrow night, and keep your black cat indoors. Mine has double paws, to boot.
|Pearly, a very large, many toed cat|