We miss October. We are two of those people who love the art of carving pumpkins and telling ghost stories over hot apple cider, and all the holiday brings. I started writing this blog for myself, keeping track of all I see and do throughout the Halloween season, and have been joined by my haunted friend What a Witch in our quest to live our upstate New York Halloween to the fullest. We document all of our Halloween projects, products and anything we can find related to October 31 here.
This blog is named after a phrase from one of my favorite, not necessarily Halloween-related poems, Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven."
Just when you think that all of the sun burn, mosquitoes, humidity, fireworks, heat and all the other unpleasantness of this other season will never end.... you walk into a Big Lots and the non-existent attention span of the retail world reminds you that the most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner....
I had a professor in college, a wonderfully unique woman who lived the passion of art history. Simply showing our class of about 100 people a slide of a broken, ancient Myceanean statue on a cold winter morning, and relating to us the experience of seeing the piece in person, sent her into a state of ecstasy many in the class I'm sure did not understand.