So, I’m all alone with my little monster buddies on the shelf for this Halloween 2020, mostly because of the anxiety and fears of social gathering lately. There is a full Moon outside, but too cold and spooky outside for a good, long gaze. I am probably missing out on some cool decorations too.
Yet, I’m still in the spirit. I just watched an old favorite movie a bit earlier, starring Vincent Price and Diana Rigg, Theater of Blood. Vincent Price plays a bitter Shakespearean actor, not taking kindly to his disrespectful critics. He surprises each with a creative trap, that involves the best (and worst) of his Shakespeare plays. Lots of fun, and very over the top. You can watch a decent copy of the full movie on Youtube…
I hope you are all having a safe and Happy Halloween. I hope next year, with the pandemic being a lesser concern, that we can make up for the lost socialness this fun day brings. Maybe enjoy some more more movies and a moonlit walk together.
Cheers and Happy Halloween to all this lovely night (from here in Seattle, at least)
Though it’s almost over now, and probably gone by the time many of you read this. Sadly, I didn’t take much part in the spooky season this year, for reasons leading to my lack of a social life. But, I visit a local Goodwill thrift store, because I like doing that in the small times I do have. And cheers here, were for the left over Halloween costumes, props, and decorations. All of which, I found are visually wonderful for any part of the year; because such delights are lasting and silly far beyond this time of year.
Sadly, I did not dress up for this year’s spooky season. Sadly, I was not feeling heavy in the spirit. But, I saw many out there who were definitely in the Halloween spirit. Here in Seattle, this time was good for going outside in costume. Especially, being that we had no rain on this day, the first in 11 years since the Emerald City streets were wet for Trick or Treaters.
I took a few pictures of some dressed for the day…
An undead cop, with excellent makeup done by Brian Flynn (@aglasscannon on Instagram).
Morpheus, at the Goodwill store in Cap Hill. Ask him, and he will offer a choice of the red or blue pill. Choose wisely.
A group of jellyfish passing me by.
That’s all for now. I enjoyed the spirit of Halloween silliness passing by, and that is enough. Cheers and Happy Halloween!
In my apartment building, on the third floor around the corner from my residence, and a few doors down..
There is this emptied room, vacated by an elder male tenant for reasons I know not. This may have been the result of an eviction, or an untimely passing. Anything could happen, when you believe the mystery. For weeks now, there is little evidence of recent living. The fixtures, sockets, and remaining furniture are all gone. Little is left but the cold wind from the open window, sending chills on my passing neck at times.
Later today after the outside heavy rains, I walked toward the empty room again; this time a little slower. I felt there was something else nearby. So, I decided to take a good peek inside the abandoned place.