A Kindred Spirit

My post-Halloween depression is shared by a kindred spirit out west.

Kate, aka “girlfriday,” waxes eloquently (as she often does on a variety of topics) on the dearth of trick-or-treaters in her neck of the woods. I particularly like this quote:

“Packed like sardines into pre-fabricated, self-contained villages, we’re buried in gadgets designed to give us more time but we don’t seem to use it to meet the souls that live 15 feet away from us.”

halloween-eye.gifI’m buried in gadgets too, and maybe it’s time I took a stroll around the block and try to make some eye contact with a few of my neighbors. I wonder if anyone else has any Halloween candy left over?

Wait, I know! I could dress like an optometrist!

Nobody would ever know…

  1. Laurie

    A friend calls suburban isolation the result of “the garage door portcullis.” (It’s only mildly relevant to your post, but it’s all I’m up to today.)

    We sent all our extra candy to my husband’s office, but my son has bags of the stuff. There were so few trick-or-treaters that people were dumping it into his bag by the end of the night.

  2. Terri

    Trick or treating is alive and well in my neighborhood. We had a great time giving out candy and seeing all the witches and goblins. There were lots of kids of all ages and their parents out walking from house to house. This is my first Halloween in this neighborhood and I had been warned to buy a lot of candy, but I guess I didn’t buy enough. I actually ran out after 1 1/2 hours.

  3. Mike the Eyeguy

    Alas, Seattle has fallen as well.

    But there’s hope. My friend Scott in Waco assures me that there is still a strong resistance movement in Texas.

  4. Mike the Eyeguy


    And even more hope! Why am I not surprised that there is still Common Sense in St. Louis?

    A great town, indeed. Go Cards!

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