Thursday, October 15, 2009
The Olde Moon on Hallowe'en
I am sure I am not the only one here that can say that I adore vintage postcards, and the amazing artwork that covers each inch. It is fun to imagine that people actually sent these come the holidays, to wish one another a happy harvest time, a haunting Halloween, or even as just a neighborly gesture to say an autumn 'hello.' One of my very favorite themes among these old greetings is the moons with faces. I am smitten with them, they absolutely charm me! If I had a great big giant moon image with a face like one of these, ohh I would have a place or two to hang it for sure.
This face in the moon, this figure way up there, signifies Halloween to me. You see, the way I see it is that the moon's light, although often dim, touches everything in the evening - it is so involved with the night. It touches all things on Halloween. Just like the postcard above says, "When the world is wrapped in slumber, and the moon is sailing high..." I am not really into witches and demons and devils at Halloween time, but the moon... that wise old moon. He's pretty cool to me.