Each week, the pop culture website Pop-A-Looza shares some posts from my vast 'n' captivating Boppin' (Like The Hip Folks Do) archives. The latest shared post is a look back at my Halloween costumes over the years, "This Mask, This Candy Bar."
I don't think that we will be opening our doors for trick-or-treaters this year. In this time of pandemic, the chance of exposure seems too great a risk for the kids, for the kids' parents, and for we the middle-aged candygivers. We hope for a return to normalcy soon. In the mean time, it does not feel safe to participate in the usual Halloween rituals. I've gone over it again and again in my mind, but I can't justify tempting the potential of a dire consequence, all trick and no treat. It ain't worth it.
Sweet times will return, not soon enough, but eventually. For ghosts and ghouls, witches, vampires, princesses, superheroes, and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers alike. For now, I reminisce about the disguises I wore when I was a young beggar, demanding Milky Ways from neighbors and strangers. "This Mask, This Candy Bar" is the latest Boppin' Pop-A-Looza.
|My current costume, and my plan to implement a return to normalcy|
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