HAPPY HALLOWEEN & trick or treating from NZ…
exhausted post from bed
HAPPY HALLOWEEN from HAUMOANA, AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND….
some pix and video to warm your heart, hopefully. the kids and folks here went feckin nutz. the tradition of track or treating is just getting started here. lots of home-workers insisted on tricks. i showed how i could make a bagel with my stomach, and one of ash’s friends always did a cartwheel. and then there’s the knock knock jokes. endless.
it was so beautiful to ash participate in his first full-on house to house trick or treat, in a werewolf costume dada sent as a gift. that is ash in full werewolf:
the mask and werewolf-glove-claws lasted exactly 2 minutes of trick or treating as i suspected, but he still ran around in his fury werewolf shirt and furry claw feet, had a hard time keeping up with the big kids, ate his weight in candy, and got to do halloween like he never has before.
it’s so strange that we are able to do this weird-ass american tradition here in new zealand in a way, and with less caution, than people in america.
i am more grateful more this moment than i can put into words. it’s also the first time i’ve done halloween in the spring/summer.
how weird. christmas is coming.
how weird again.
i’m homesick. but i know i’m homesick for a place that doesn’t quite exist.
and i know ash is happy. that’s all that seems to count in my heart at the moment. that i can make it through each day, and that he’s happy.
thanks to rosheen for tipping us off to the neighborhood and supplying post-trick treats.
her coffin in the yard was indeed very popular
oh: “what are you, amanda?” i am literally everything colorful and costume-y that was in our house. elsa on speed. day of the indie elsa. i don’t know.
the Let It Go monster. 🖤
happy halloween all
i love you so much
i’ve got ash for the rest of the weekend but i am still behind … i want to post the wellington photos before the election cycle eats our brains.