Monday, October 18, 2010

Two SiSters Mary Thoughts for the Day ~ October

"Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season
When nature is all aglow."
-   Author Unknown

"To have a raven's knowledge"

"Perhaps the most famous icon of the holiday is the jack-o-lantern.  Various authorities attribute it to either Scottish or Irish origin.  However, it seems clear that it was used as a lantern by people who traveled the road this night, the scary face to frighten away spirits or faeries who might otherwise lead one astray.  Set on porches and in windows, they cast the same spell of protection over the household. 

"There is something in October
sets the Gypsy blood astir.
We must rise and follow Her;
When from every hill of Flame,
She calls and calls each Vagabond
by name."
~ William Bliss Carman

I'll bet living in a nudist colony takes all the fun out of Halloween. 
~Author Unknown

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
~Author Unknown

Hold on, man.  
We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," 
or "forbidden" in the title.  
~From Scooby-Doo

The Dance of All Hollow's EvE ~ Joe Sorren

Raven painting ~ Fred Tomaselli

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