All Souls’ Day was first instituted at the monastery in Cluny in 993 CE and quickly spread throughout the Christian world. People held festivals for the dead long before Christianity. It was Saint Odilo, the abbot of Cluny in France, who in the 10th century, proposed that the day after All Saints’ Day be set […]
Inktober 2018: Slice
Last year I took this picture just before sunset on Halloween.
It had been such a clear beautiful day.
I could have cried.
Where were the dark clouds? Where was the chill in the air? Why was everyone strolling around with cold drinks in their hands?
Had the world gone mad?
Yes. I decided. Yes it had.
But this year, this Halloween is different.
The skies are dark, it’s chilly, it’s going to rain, and dare a hope for a little fog?
Here is the reason why.
I was walking through SODO with a Chinese menu ( no kidding ) in my hand when I turned down an alley and saw this:
Could it be
the Werewolves of London
have made it to Seattle in time for Halloween?
I think they have and I think they made it just in time to make it spectacular.
Daily Addictions Prompt: Signal
I’ve seen some interesting things when I travel to new places around Halloween- they’re not always spooky or macabre or even a little scary.
But they do seem to have a unique life of their own.
When I try to write about the things I find, I can’t always tell their story precisely the way they want me too.
For obvious reasons.
I will share with you right now, I am NOT one of those Dark Adventurers.
I like things like room service and spa treatments- for the most part I really am a traditional traveler.
But I like to remember to be flexible because you never know what will pop up when you’re out and about and what new things you could try your hand at.
One thing I learned to be true is this.
No matter where you go, how far away you fly or drive away from home.
In the end
there you are.
So be yourself and have fun.
Daily Addictions Prompt: Globe