For Those Parents Not Wearing A Costume This Year

Is there any sound louder than silence…? I don’t think so….consider if you will [ if you dare ] the thin, cold silence of a another Halloween night, but in which all the sounds are outside your door….kids & costumes, boos & giggles, the annual explosion of childhood fantasies & fears were once from lips you gave birth to…now, however, from laughing lips that are not yours…the echoes of a hundred Halloweens sing in your brain and moisten your eyes, but this year — this terrible first year — they have gone from home to find their own Halloweens

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