Halloween is always a special day for me because
it's my birthday. As a little girl I found it incredibly
exciting to see everyone celebrating what seemed
like the most kid-centered holiday of the year on my
birthday, and that hasn't changed. Tonight as I
watched the little people come to my door, I was
reminded as I am every year of the pure joy and
excitement little children, and now older children,
teens and even the occasional adult can bring into the
He can stand so his head is behind the pumpkin.
Sometimes I'm overwhelmed with how brilliant
we are as a species in my part of the world (don't worry
I can fall into the trap of thinking the opposite is
true too.) But this business of Halloween is perfectly
timed to place warm colour, bright costumes, laughter,
a slightly crazy party vibe out in the world, just when
summer is turning her back on us, and we're feeling the
cold finger of true fall, pre-winter coming on.
So to one and all Happy Halloween.
Have a delighting-in-the-orange-pumpkins day.
- Barbara Muir
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!