The second downer about today is that it's the first Halloween that I don't have Destiny for the evening. The timing of the calendar puts Halloween on a visitation day with her mother. It's the first in the 5 years we've been separated, so I can't complain too much, but I'll miss taking her around, door to door, recieving candy from strangers.
Fab pumpkin! Howdy from across the pond...
--Abi, 11/3/2003 03:17:02
Hey Yeah--- that's a great sneer and the knife left in leads to a very believable lobotomy effect./// I've come to the conclusion that Halloween is our closest holiday to the practice of Buddhism: Zen monks patiently make elaborate designs in colored sand that is almost immediately swept away. Same with carved pumpkins; jackolanterns are are a way to celebrate the impermanence of daily life..... hey don't get too attached to your art, it all rots and fades away.&&& Trick or treaters are like Buddhist monks relying on the kindness of strangers for their sustenance. One carries a rice bowl, the other a plastic bag. Both were distinctive uniforms.&&& Nice to see Ms. Cakes checking in from the land of the Union Jack (o-lantern)
--busmun, 11/3/2003 10:39:35