October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween Once More

Reposting a short Halloween blog piece written a couple years go. Watch out for ghosts and goblins, ‘tis All Hallows’ Eve, the witching night. 

Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble…
By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
~William Shakespeare, Macbeth


My candle was nearly burnt out when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light,
I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open. 
~Mary Shelley, Frankenstein



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Happy Halloween!


"Head of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette" by Vincent Van Gogh, 1886
Don't take this guy to a barbeque
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©2012-2014 jerseylils2cents

18 comments:

  1. That picture by Van Gogh is memorable and so powerful.
    Good choices, Jersey.
    I have to admit I don't like Halloween all that much and witches scare me.

    Hugs,


    Julia

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    1. Thanks Julia. That Van Gogh painting is memorable and powerful, I agree. I don't mind witches at all, but clowns are the ones that scare me! Glad you stopped by! :)

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  2. I hope you had a Happy Halloween :) That Van Gogh pictures is very memorable;)

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    1. Hope you had a Happy Halloween too, Launna! Yes, the Van Gogh picture is quite memorable. :)

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  3. Madilyn, where have you been? I miss your ever-lovely and gentle presence at BC. Hope you had a spookily jolly Halloween.

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    1. Hi Marty and I hope you had a jolly Halloween too! I have been way too busy doing way too much stuff! For most of Sept, I was in CA on family business and then helping organize a school reunion earlier this month in NJ, plus working. Hope to get back to blogging and reading more blogs soon. Thank you for your lovely comments! :)

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  4. From ghoulies and ghosties
    And long-leggedy beasties
    And things that go bump in the night,
    Good Lord, deliver us!

    ~ old Celtic prayer (Scottish)

    Blessings and Bear hugs, too!

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    1. Hi Rob-Bear! I like that old Celtic Scottish verse, it fits perfectly with Halloween. Bear Hugs right back at ya! :)

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  5. That was a timely share and reminder, Madilyn.
    Wish you all a Happy Halloween!

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    1. Thanks, Uma, and Happy Halloween to you too!

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  6. Happy belated Halloween! Madilyn I love that painting of Van Gogh. Consider he did not have enough academic training, painting with such accuracy is stunning! And brush stokes look so courageous!

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    1. Thanks, Yun! I love that Van Gogh painting too, and you are right about the accuracy of the skeleton. It is amazing. And I agree about the brushstrokes. :)

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  7. Hi Madilyn,
    Hope you had a good one, not too spooky! :]

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    1. Hi Jayme! Hope your Halloween was a good one too. :)

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  8. Hi Madilyn,
    Yes, I remember that Van Gogh from your earlier post. Can't believe he did that. Kinda more Da Vinci like.
    I didn't grow up with Halloween, but I'm learning to like it. Go well!

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    1. Hi Neil! Yes, I did that Van Gogh Halloween post a couple years ago. Do you celebrate Halloween in Australia? It's a fun holiday, primarily for the kids. :)

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