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L2S #45 Hope Deferred

Darkness does not leave us easily as we would hope. – Margaret Stohl

Hence the enigmatic ish title. This time of the year our family takes a vacation to more quieter parts of the state. We visit the pumpkin farms, the fall themed festivals, make special trips to Mt. Rainier, capturing the wonderful autumn horizon. The Chinook pass remains open till our first heavy snowfall, and you have to time your trip just right, or be engulfed in snow or worse. Just on the other side of the pass lies miles of forest, and there have been many occasions when we’ve had to pull over and marvel at the sheer amount of snow piling on the sides of the car. It can get dark really fast up here. Suddenly big brawly teenagers are at the mercy of the weather, wishing the darkness would just “go away”.

(insert mom’s lecture voice here and commence with eyerolls)

“Darkness isn’t something you can ‘wish’ away. It’s something you have to deal with until it passes.” If I can get them to understand this life lesson, on the side of the road waiting for the plowers to go through, it’ll be a trip that was worth even more than all the candy in the world.  I can choose whether to let darkness consume me, or I can choose to hold on to light and to hope, regardless of the situation.

“So what do we do while we’re stuck in this thing, Mom?”

“Well… we’re going to do Strawberry’s Monday meme that’s what.”  (Hey it beats listening to hormonal teenagers all afternoon long, k?)

Even the darkest of hearts can be saved, so long as it lives.

Meme Instructions: Share a picture of your Halloween Costume in Second Life and/or answer the following questions about Halloween. Don’t forget to share a link to your post in the comments and if you share a picture, feel free to add it to the Blog Memes Flickr Group.

1. Did you go trick or treating as a child? Yes and stopped after our move to Seattle.
2. What was the best Halloween costume you ever saw or wore yourself?  This one 😀 I’m always at work on All Hallows Eve.
3. What is your most vivid memory about Halloween? I grew up in Hawaii so most of the time, everyone was trying to scare anyone no matter what time of the year. We get bored very easily on the islands lol. On one occasion which happened to be on the eve of Halloween, my cousin and I were coming home from a party. And the bugger told me a story about a ghost of a jogger who had died at the intersection that we had just stopped at, daring me to look. Did I mention we were riding in the back of a truck, with no cab, and no belts? Just us and the stinkin’ phantom jogger I guess. “Hey ghost need some water? Da’ heck you runnin from anyway?” smh
4. What is the scariest movie you have ever seen? This one. Go ahead I dare you to click that link. Seriously though, I find classic horror films funnier than some of the stuff thats coming out of Hollyweird lately.
5. Do you ever get nightmares after watching a scary movie? No. I get nightmares after I watch a REALLY good episode of Once Upon a Time. I hate HATE waiting for the next one 😦 Imagine all the possible scenarios that could play out from one show?! Unanswered questions, new subplots.. yeah that stuff is scareeey. Cliffhangers?? !@#$ my life.
6. Are you superstitious? If so, name at least one superstition of yours. I used to be. In fact, in Hawaii, (not sure about other cultures, religions and/or otherwise).. there is a superstition that when you build a house, your front door and your back door should not be facing each other with the mountain view on one side an the ocean view on the other. The reason being that you may inadvertently cause the spirits of the dead kings and chiefs of Hawaii to walk through your home. (ohhh that would explain the missing lingerie)
7. What will you be doing for Halloween this year, if anything, in SL and RL? gnoshing on gelatin eyeballs 😉 Cheers!

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  1. Great blog and I have never read that quote before. You just summed up what l was trying to say yesterday. Thank you for completing it for me 😀 As for the meme, it was great to get to know you better. Um can I borrow your grass skirt and coconut bra for later? I just might trick or treat after all. 😉


  2. spunknbrains says

    Lovely story.. and having family up in that neck of the woods I can appreciate the backdrop. 🙂


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