August is still here. The days are getting shorter and I am ready for the cold weather. No such luck where I live. Fall starts around Halloween. Summer lingers on and makes me feel like I’m living in Death Valley.
Clara and I were out the other day and I said, “Let’s drive over the damn road and take a look at the lake.” That would be Folsom Lake.
She said, “No, it is too depressing.”
But our minds still fast forward to the end of October and Halloween.
There is something about Halloween that attracts us more than the hope of candy. It is the day of the dead with marigolds and sugar skulls. It is being out in the dark, the unknown, things that go bump in the night, and ghosts in bed sheets. It is all things fun. It is mystery. It is a night when our imaginations are not shunned but celebrated.
So let’s get ready. Yes, you. You need to start getting ready for Halloween NOW.
I don’t mean candy, because I know it will all be gone long before October 1st.
I’m working on the Vampire Maman Halloween Theme for 2015. In the past the Halloween Hotties and the Cut and Color Halloween Paperdolls were popular. Werewolves won the popularity contests hands down, or should I say paws down.
Vampires are sort of on the side lines of most Halloween festivities. We’re more of a deep winter sort of paranormal creature. Werewolves like the bite of the first frost and the crunch of the fall leaves under their paws. They like the smell of damp earth with a flash of an Indian Summer.
Ghosts of course are the stars of Halloween. It is their day. It is the Day of the Dead.
Then there are the witches. Watch out for witches. You can’t trust a witch.
But one thing you can trust… you can trust a Vampire. I won’t tell you how, but just take my word on it. Or don’t take my word on it.
One thing for certain is that, yes, I am thinking about Halloween. Seriously thinking about it.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman