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Ghosts Of Halloweens Past
I happen to be among the Halloween lovers.
I've always loved Halloween, even past the time when I was still considered young enough to put on a costume and go house-to-house collecting candy bars, full-sized candy bars being the Halloween treat de rigueur back in my day.
I remember even being excited on the first Halloween that I stayed home to give out candy to trick-or-treaters instead being among them. It was 1964. I was in eighth grade. I felt very grown-up, even though I still played with Barbies. (See post from 3/6/2014, https://www.ailantha.com/blog/our-barbies-ourselves).
I remember that night hearing on the radio the song "She's Not There" by the British rock group The Zombies,
Maybe it's because of the memories of Halloweens past,
...that those of us who love Halloween continue to look forward to it,
Maybe we love Halloween because we see in the faces of the little
tricker- or -treaters,
...the faces of our own children, once upon a time,