Monday, October 29, 2012

This Is Halloween

Well, it's getting to be that time of year again... The weather's turning colder, the pumpkins are flickering out on the porches and the craziest Halloween decorations that you ever did see are gracing the majority of homes in our neighborhood. I. Love. it.

I must say that we're not much for seasonal decorating, my husband and I. Things change so quickly here - from Halloween, to Thanksgiving and straight into Christmas in what seems like the blink of an eye (and the lightening of my wallet) and we just don't seem to have the time or the will to keep up with these visual celebrations.

You have to admire the way people here embrace each and every turn of the season, never missing a beat ( I swear some must decorate in the middle of the night, these scene changes are so flawless).

And that's what I love about American life. The sheer excitement of the holidays, the drive to express oneself (as an individual and as a family) to the rest of the neighbors and the giddiness full grown adults appear to get from pinning spiders and stuffed white sheets to the front of their homes. God bless it.

                                                         The Daily Party

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