My mom stumbled upon some of my old school work a few weeks ago. Included in a small writing packet I'd done for English class was, as timing would have it, a Halloween limerick. It's not dated, though some accompanying papers were from 1991, when I was in the sixth grade.
I love to go trick-or-treating,
My family calls it a meeting.
We all gather 'round,
Sit down on the ground,
And suddenly we all are eating.
Oy. I wonder if way back then I had any suspicion of the journey I'd one day take as a writer. I've come a long way, baby.
So Happy Halloween! Wherever this evening takes you, be safe and have fun.