Updated: Oct 16
It's a scary time of the year! You should be afraid, very afraid. So stay safe my friend and look for what's behind you. Do your best to be inside well before dark. Check that your doors and windows are locked and your curtains are closed, because you know neither who is out and about nor what mischief is afoot. Don't be tempted to peek through the blinds, trust me, you don't want to know who is looking back at you from the other side of the window. Don't let them know you know they are there. If you ignore them, they will leave you alone.
Everywhere I go I see gravestones popping up on front lawns. Giant spiders and mostly friendly ghosts are all around. Skeletons abound. The wind rustles and scratches. Moonlight flickers. Witches on brooms cruise the night sky. Keep your children close, keep your head down, keep your mouth shut, get home as fast as you can. All you have to do is get through the month of October and you'll be safe for another year. Easier said than done, I know. I'm just as afraid as you are.
Welcome to My Home. Come Inside, If You Dare!
Secrets and danger lurk everywhere. Sudden winds carry unpleasant whispers of words and threats that should never be spoken, never be heard by the living. Trust no one and your eyes do not deceive you. The threat of danger seems close by. Come in from the cold, dark, and uncertain night. Close the door and leave behind what has been gnawing at you, roiling your insides. It's cozy, comfortable, and generally safe in my home. Let your fear and anxiety melt away in front of the warm and welcoming fire. A little something special brews in the pot. Worry not, you'll have a taste soon enough. Special ingredients and an ancient recipe have gone into a meal prepared just for you. I've been waiting a long time for you to visit.
As the chill of the night and your many fears slowly seep out of your tired, tense body, feel free to wander upstairs to sit down in a comfortable chair waiting for you in the attic. You can rest here, you can begin to heal your heavy heart and troubled soul. There is no one to disturb you. Of course, I offer no promises, I provide no guarantees. If you hear something, don't worry, it's probably just the wind caressing an old home that has seen and heard too much for too long.
Yes, It's That Time of Year: Happy Halloween!
Though I feel so fortunate and grateful for all that I have, I can't help feeling a deep sadness over the suffering of so many people around the world at this most wonderful and scary time of year.
Okay, I know. This post has nothing to do with what this site is "supposed" to be about. Wastewater, Blah! Blah! Blah! I just thought, given the time of year, may favorite time of the year, a little break, a brief digression, a short diversion, is something you might enjoy. Happy Halloween. Stay safe, be healthy, and be happy as best you can!