Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mystical Rites 55

It was an annual rite of passage,
each tribe carrying its own tradition
and method of celebration.
For some it was the proper painting of skin.
For others it was all about
ritualistic garb, headdress or mask.
Regardless, all sought great reward
for their efforts
and consistently repeated
the proper magic incantation –

Trick or Treat!


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49 comments:

Brian Miller said...

haha. trick or treat monkey! we have a boba fett and ben 10 this year...

Titanium said...

An excellent lead-in to Halloween! You've done it again, MM.

moondustwriter said...

Clever - wonder what another culture would think of those pictures???

Happy 55

see ya Sunday

Moon smiles

G-Man said...

It's getting closer and closer!
Great Job MM.
Loved your 55 My Friend.
Thanks for your great support as well. Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Unknown Mami said...

Trick or treat is an incantation that has not lost its magic.

Me said...

Haha! Nice, very seasonally relevant. Plus, I didn't see it coming, so bonus points for that! :)

lime said...

hahaha, i never guessed it but you led up to it well! trick or treat indeed.

razzamadazzle said...

How fun! I just love the picture you've put with this.

Teresa

kkrige said...

Trick or TrEAT!! Love the smiling faces that come around every year. Great 55

PattiKen said...

No need for a trick. That was a real treat, MM.

Matty said...

Yes, it's that time of year. And everyone does indeed do their own thing. You should have seen the get-up my wife wore last year to welcome trick-or-treaters. Wicked witch, fog, scary, cobwebs, scary music. The kids in the neighborhood loved it here.

lonligrl said...

Interesting. Can you find pictures of anything on the internet? I wonder what costume you wore when you were 5?

Stranger said...

Love the picture.
This is my favorite of rites. My son is ready to transform into Luke Skywalker, his dad is going as Luke too. Me? Yeah, we couldn't put together another Luke Skywalker get up. So two Lukes and me can't wait for trick-or-treat time!
You're 55 is a nice treat!

Mona said...

Ha! Halloween is around the corner! Have a great trick or treat!

Reminds me of the candy walking sticks!

anthonynorth said...

It's that time of year again. Nice one.

Deborah said...

Brilliant and what a fantastic picture!! :o)

MorningAJ said...

I've never thought of Trick or Treat as a rite of passage.... but Samhain is always celebrated in our house!

Belinda Munoz said...

Loved this! Awesome words, awesome picture.

Dulce said...

Great call to Halloweeen
Me liked!
:)

Claudia said...

what a nice halloween 55!

susansonnenmuses said...

You got me! Without seeing the photo, I thought you were discussing aceremonial rite of passage and the different impacts on individuals. Excellent and fun!

TALON said...

This has me smiling! The set-up was wonderful.

Mama Zen said...

Excellent!

Autumnforest said...

That's both sentimental and touching and very very creepy. Makes me think of the Lil Rascals. Beautiful imagery.

Jannie Funster said...

Wow, that's an oldie, and a goodie of a picture!

I wonder who first dressed up for Halloween? It's really a North American thing, I'm learning.

xo

Alice Audrey said...

Works like a charm, I'm glad to say.

Tina said...

Oh nice! Loved this one, MM!

Possum said...

Excellent!!
I had a whole lot of tribal thoughts running through my head until the punchline...
I wonder if any vuvuzelas will make their presence heard over there this year.
Happy Halloween!

Eric Alder said...

I coulda sworn I'd already commented on this one. (I'm glad I double-checked!)

Anyways, neat 55, MM... Halloween was always my favorite holiday as a kid, even overshadowing my birthday. (Guess it was all that candy!)

steveroni said...

Mister One-Six-Zero...gooood picture and Hallowed eve message. thank you and thanks for dropping by mine!
S

Everyday Goddess said...

Great writing, but those are some of the creepiest Halloween costumes I've seen in a while!

Quilly said...

Those goblins in the photo look more like tricksters than treaters! If they said "Boo!" to me, I'd run!

Enchanted Oak said...

We're always overrun by these tribal folk on the 31st. They scare the peawadden out of me, so I make Mr. Enchanted Oak answer the door whilst I hide out with the doggies.

hope said...

Now THAT's some scary costuming!

Happy weekend to you.

joanny said...

fun 55er which -- are you the 'monkey in the middle'

Nice write,

Joanny

Thom said...

I love this my friend. You had me thinking totally some other direction LOL Love it and very clever and great lead in for Halloween. :) Have a great Friday :)

forever lost said...

ok fess up where did you get that pic! fun 55!
So what will be your boys' incantation this year?

Meri said...

This post is priceless! Perfect timing, too.

Monkey Man said...

For those curious about the photo...I found it on the internet and I think it is really old.
*smiles and winks*

One thing is certain - it is NOT me. Nope. I'm old, but not that old.

Sandra said...

Those are my favourite words!

Silver said...

Have a great and fun filled week end!

I posted something today. Good to be back but not sure i can post as often as i would before due to work.

But it's good to be blog walking when i can again..

Hugs,
Silver

Sheila Moore said...

your words are a treat!

Dianne said...

I can't wait to be an Avatar. Never too old for a costume party.
Mine is up

So....do you TAKE OFF your monkey suit on Halloween?
Dianne

KB said...

Not the pic I was expecting. Happy Halloween!

Cloudia said...

excellent-ly done,
Monkey :)




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Marla said...

Love this MM and the picture is perfect. Halloween memories are some of my favorites.

Have a great one this year!

Lulda Casadaga said...

I'm on a sugar high already...great 55! :)

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