Got your Halloween decorations up yet?
Charmaine, Cherelle, & Cherise
When I was little, my sisters and I would tape up Halloween prints on the inside of the front porch window. Year after year....the same decorations.
(If I were to decorate today, I would use a collection of these ornaments from A Dose of Alchemy....ghoulishly brilliant!)
Photo: A Dose of Alchemy
We would then sit on a newspaper lined kitchen floor and carve our pumpkins. Today, the smell of the inside of a pumpkin and its seeds is an instant sensory memory to those distant pre-Halloween preparations.
"The sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that had left the conscious mind."
~ Thalassa Cruso, To Everything There is a Season