Reflections from another world

Yes, this is the night when supposedly this world, and the spirit world come closer for one night. For those of us of Irish ancestry, we call it Samhain. To Americans, its better known as Halloween.

I’ll be honest, I have no idea what Halloween in the US is like, I’ve never been there at that time of year. Though to be honest, in recent times, the event seems to have taken off in a similar way over here, so I guess I now have an inkling of what it must be like. Of course, that means I never got to dress up as a witch, or the like when I was young, we never celebrated it. Fireworks night, 6 days later, is a whole different matter! Of course, apart from putting on a warm coat, you never got to dress up for that!

Mind, the need to dress up today over here, was a moot point. I went out this afternoon in nothing more than a sleeved top (not sure I even needed the sleeves) and trousers, the temperature was nearly 70, at the end of October! Seriously, normally, somewhere in the 50’s would be quite good for now! Mind, we will probably pay for it very soon.

Anyway, just a quick word before I close, to a certain ghostly spirit, who is still meant to be around, haunting in Los Angeles. Jean, if you want to visit me tonight, through the ethereal barrier, dont make it too late, I’m on an 8.00 start in the morning. If however, you and me, as some suggest, are one and the same, just stick to the normal routine. 😉

The video, is an absolute 70’s gem, that I have no idea why it wasnt a bigger hit than it was. Not even sure that it was a hit in the US? I love it, just glad of the chance to slip it in here

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Halloween

Its funny, its pretty much a non event over here, we might get one, maybe two callers tomorrow evening, but that will really be about it. In my ancestral home of Ireland, its called Samhain, but even over there, its not a major event. But from what I’ve heard and read, in the US (possibly Canada as well?) halloween is a major event in dressing up, going out trick or treating, the whole works! I dont know more, never having been there at this time of year.

Clearly an outfit for me would be a must if I was there, and I make no apologies for suggesting that this one, posted today on a thread in the Garden would just be perfect for me

Though at my age, maybe the skirt should be a little longer lol?

As you might have guessed, I’ve never dressed up for halloween, well not that I can remember anyway. Maybe as a small child I did, but really cant remember my parents ever doing anything like that. I might have done if offered an outfit like that, but given that I hadnt cottoned on to my robot nature at that point, probably not lol!

A blessed Samhain to all my readers, have a wonderful halloween evening in the US, if you are doing anything special tomorrow night.

The video, something very ethereal, very Irish, and suitable for this occasion. At least, I hope it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_klil_eOEY