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Hallowe’en’s been

Hallowe’en: the usual madness in C’town, many hundreds of kids swarming the streets, especially on such a lovely mild night. Annie came for dinner and we went for a walkabout. The vulture with a red head on the tree is cackling and shrieking, as are the ghouls in the driveway. Loved the man accompanying his kids – a unicorn and Batman – dressed as Sriracha Hot Sauce.  

Across town, Ben, who is crazy for anything to do with transit, was an airplane. His brother was Homer Simpson, with pingpong ball eyes. Afterwards, the spoils were inspected and categorized with surgical precision.

Treats for days. 

Saturday, a huge treat for me – lunch with two dear friends; Ruth is still in my home writing class and I’m hoping to lure Merrijoy back. Merrijoy is nearly 94, Ruth is 82, and the two of them are magnificent and inspiring – vibrant, beautiful, energetic. They put me to shame as they talked about the operas they’ve watched and the courses they’ve taken on Zoom, the recent in person trips to the art gallery, the films and books and … I’d done none of it. May we all age with the verve and grace of these two marvellous women. 
May we all have as good a sense of humour, of being game for anything, as Mr. Sriracha Hot Sauce.



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