The Halloween Collection

Watercolor by Joan Brault

"There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater, looking for a brightly-lit front porch."

"I don't know if there are real ghosts and goblins, but I know that there are always more trick-or-treaters than neighborhood kids."

"Nothing dispels the rattling of ghosts in the attic like the twittering of goblins on the front porch."

"I think of a long-ago Halloween and a little child in a ghost costume -- or was it a little ghost in a child costume?"

"I don't know that there are haunted houses.  I know that there are dark staircases and haunted people."

"I hear there's been a ghost sighting in my old hometown.  Funny, I was just back there the other day."

"For every bodiless spirit you encounter, there's a spiritless body you really don't want to run across."

"There are moonlit nights when the dead send their ghosts to haunt us -- and dark, misty nights when they come themselves."

"I just went to a seance where everyone sat around resurrecting ghosts from the past.  Wait, that was my class reunion."

"Every party is a masquerade party.  Even an invitation to come as you are is an invitation to come in your usual disguise."

Remembering Sandy Hook:  "I hear their voices -- this little band of ghosts and goblins.  They pass in the night, and their twittering fades up a Newtown street."

~~ Robert Brault