Sunday, November 1, 2015

"What to Wear"


What to Wear?

Year 'round I wear
crucified Jesus about my neck

but come All Hallow's Eve

I might be Lazarus wound in white gauze,
Padre Pio, black eyed, palms stigamta'd,
St Sebastian, body plundered with arrows,
St Agatha, bloody breasts on a plate.

Wisely avoid "sexy" Mother Teresa,
... Some things are just too horrifying. 

By Margaret Bednar, November 1, 2105

Miranda Sings & Dracula

Miss Piggy

(All pumpkins my children's original designs)

Fall Leaf & NYC skyline

Puking Pumpkin

"Miranda Sings" Pumpkin!

Hallow means Saint. Who says Catholics can't do guts and gore with the best of them. When my kids were young, I did dress them as saints a few times (not the blood and gore I noted above, but perhaps I should have!)

Googling costume ideas for this year, I saw a Mother Teresa with a short, tight dress with lots of cleavage.  I would be so afraid lightening would strike me!  Ha. 

We had fun this year. My youngest was Dracula, and my oldest a skeleton in NYC.  

This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Flash 55."   My internet connection is mainly not working at my house and I will be hit and miss until we can have the cable company come and work its magic. Trying to do everything from my cell phone is not ideal. 






12 comments:

Jim said...

I'm stii smiling, Margaret.😇 😎 😋
Somehow a .'sexy-Mother Theresa seems to me as an oxymoron.
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Magaly Guerrero said...

Some costumes are too horrifying indeed...

brudberg said...

Ha, a sexy mother Theresa sounds like quite an interesting costume... :-) I loved the puking pumpkin..

Marian said...

Please tell me sexy Mother Teresa is not a thing.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love those pumpkins! The puking one is my favourite! For everything there is a season, and one too, for the fun side of Halloween.

Other Mary said...

Haha - yes, Catholics can do gore! My favorite was always St. Lucy with her eyeballs on a plate in my Children's Book of Saints.

Gillena Cox said...

LOL; nice write
luv the pumpkins

much love...

Mama Zen said...

Love this! I've got to do a puking pumpkin next year.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Excellent!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Sounds like fun! (And yes, sexy Mother T would be a travesty.)

Outlawyer said...

Great great pumpkins! Fun poem too-- I agrree with you that sexy mother Teresa is just too strange. Beautiful children. K.

Jennifer Wagner said...

Ha! Yikes. Fun pics. My kids don't tend toward scary typically. This year: Abe Lincoln, a "cool" baseball player, a super banana with cape, and Robinson Cano. Great to read you Margaret. Hope your move is going well!