Saturday, 1 November 2008

All Hallows Eve

The witch. The sangoma/witch/mental patient. The zombie slut. The red riding hood/member of the French resistance. In the streets we walked. To the library as the moon looked down and stars gossiped. Rented movies returned and all through to the bus stop we were stared at. "Wooooooooooooo!" we remarked. Passing strangers smiled, adults in everyday work clothes. Sigh.....

To Greenwich we went, hoping to find spirit...and spirits. No not those in the bottle, rather those that will go "Woooooooooooo!" with us. Even the graveyard in the church was quiet. And only one adult Cleopatra in the streets we saw.

Wearing disappointment, along with red lipstick, we strutted homeward. And that is the sad tale of my first Halloween experience.

10 comments:

Jo said...

It sounds as if you were in good company no matter how disappointing your night of bewtchng was. Perhaps you need to look at it from a different perspective. What seemed to be a disappointment to you may just have been the icing on the cake for some passer-by that you encountered along the way. Let's call that icing on that cake, Chocolate and say that by encountering your group of The witch. The sangoma/witch/mental patient. The zombie slut. The red riding hood/member of the French resistance,you just may have made someones day complete.

po said...

I saw some people all dressed up on the tube. Wait maybe they were you!

Azra said...

I love Greenwich...it makes you forget you're in London...

Nooj said...

post pics!!!
aw. well. at least u can roam the streets after dark :p
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Saaleha Bamjee-Mayet said...

yes, please say you took lots of mad pics. I'm beginning to forget what you guys look like:)

Being Brazen said...

Very well written post - enjoyed it.

Were you Red riding hood?

:)

KiLLa said...

Well.. I spent Halloween dressed as a cricketer.. :P


Erm, about the pics.. I wore a SCREAM mask once.. When to a little kid.. He didnt even utter a sound.. I took the mask off.. He screamed in fear.. Put it back on, put it back on he said.. So be warned :D

Pranay said...

Hehe..that wasnt so sad...I m sure you would've had fun. It would be great if you could put pics up like everyone's saying but I presume you wouldn't. And hey, it would be great if you replied to comments....just a request.

Prixie said...

jo: very good company!

po: maybe, maybe not, that is the mystery! lol....

azra: it is a gorgeous place

nooj&saal: ah, pics. thorny issue that! if i get permission from everyone, yeah? is that fair?

being brazen: nah, i was the witchy witch. ;p

killa: u make me laugh!

pranay: i always try to reply, honest. and good thinking about the pics. we'll decide whether i can put them up. ;p

The Organ Harvester said...

arg dont these folk know? Next time take a JHb taxi driver, that'll teach them. Oh and belated Happy Diwali. Oh and will be sending you a little something this weekend. A small thank you.

HHP