Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hallowesque



I'm still riding high on the energy of yesterday's rally. I think even Jon Stewart, ever ironic, ever sardonic, was a bit taken aback by the response to his call for sanity. Though I spent a quiet evening at home, I could feel the par-tay buzz all over DC last night. The energy felt exuberant but not crazy. I could not detect a hint of the usual apres-demo smugness that usually attends these things. It was not an occasion that encouraged or created smugness. Fantastic!!

It's a beautiful Halloween morning, enhanced by the beauty of the energy from yesterday, at least it seems that way to me. I'm outta here - first to work, then afterwards to the house on Tennessee Avenue where I intend to hide from trick or treaters and ghosts, where I know I will drink a ghostini or hauntini or Hallowtini (aka martini) and celebrate with my old neighbors.

Honor your ancestors, today, people. Dance with the dead and the living. Drink a toast to those who have passed beyond the veil, yes? I say yes. Happy Halloween and L'chaim, y'all.


The cat does not look happy.

9 comments:

Jo Floyd Lucas said...

FABULOUS photos!! (And though the cat doesn't look happy, the jack o'lantern looks quite pleased with himself.)

I'll be hiding out tonight, too, with Andrea, who was always 'creeped out' by Halloween. We'll watch whatever mildly spooky movies are on tv (I'm hoping for a Mel Brooks classic)and drink hot cocoa. As you suggest, we'll toast to the living and the dead.

Good Hallow's Eve to you, Reya!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

l'chaim!!

steven said...

i'll be home piling candy into the carry bags and little pumpkins of over two hundred kids ranging from the teeny tiny right up to the bigger-than-me. it'll be a cold night with spitty rain and grabby winds.
i think the cat is trying to figure out if it'll experience the same fate as the pumpkin under her other arm! have a funtini evening. steven

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Happy Halloween to you Reya. There will be a local celebration in the downtown of my little town. I may or may not attend... just hangin' out today.

Amanda said...

happy hallow's eve to you too!

taking your advice and dancing with my mother's relatives (both living and deceased) in the old country of slovenia.....

Tom said...

yup. bought 2 bags of candy and with a half hour to go have handed out....

1 piece.
guess what i'm having for lunch tommorrow?

Sandra Leigh said...

I like your idea of dancing with our ancestors, Reya. That's how I'll see the Hallow-evening out.

Karen said...

I think cats being held by children rarely look happy. :) So probably the artist actually knew a cat or two.

Halloween's lovely here, not so scary, so we go out & walk with our son (and other friends) and visit along the way...

karen said...

Belated Halloween greetings to you! It totally passed us by here.. that cat's expression is really quite bizarre... Hope you enjoyed the Hallowtinis!!

I really enjoyed your report back on the rally, too..