Where did Halloween go?
Halloween night I dutifully filled the treat dish, turned on the front light, corralled the black cat and waited. No goblins, no witches or other scary characters appeared, nor was a “Trick or treat!” uttered.
In the past, I shivered at the evil images they might present.
Little girls used to become fairies and witches; little boys, clowns and monsters. A peal of laughter from a little boy or girl in a costume brightened an otherwise dull day.
Again I looked up and down the street and saw no one. Reluctantly, I turned off the light, bagged the candy, petted the black cat, and fell asleep dreaming of the past.