I was passing by some shops today and was startled by the view.
Two days ago all the shop windows were full of pumpkins and skeletons but it seems that it was only a small necessary interlude, something you have to get over with to get to the actual big thing – selling Christmas.
All the witches have been quickly swapped with Santa Clauses, spiders and cobwebs with little angels and artificial snow. But I doubt that’s because the shopkeepers prefer positive over scary. It’s just so that on x-mas people spend more.
It looks like not just people suffer from the recession. The Halloween spirit can quietly wrap itself in the cobweb somewhere in the attic corner and dream about the old days of glory and celebration.
(Thanks to cuu for the photo.)