I think a magic spell was cast on me today by a beautiful young witch. I didn’t quite catch the entire incantation, but see how her magic wand floats before me? The chubby hand directing all the good energy my way? See the intense look in her eyes? I am certain that soon a handsome stranger will come into my life, or I’ll have a winning lottery ticket. Surely it’s just around the corner.
Halloween was not cancelled in our town today – though in many other places throughout the state it was. In the midst of the third largest power outage in state history, many places are simply too dangerous for kids to trick-or-treat in (as in downed trees and power lines). Here, though, the annual Halloween parade went on as usual. All elementary school kids in grades K-3 get to dress up and parade through downtown — down one side of Main Street to the crosswalk in front of my office, and back up the other side to the school. It’s as much fun for the kids as it is for the local businesses.
The parade doesn’t last long, but many of the costumes are very creative. When was the last time Main Street in your town was shut down by first-graders dressed as ghosts and witches and Spiderman? It’s one of the little joys of a small town.
Others, though, simply yawn and go back to sleep…