Halloween Post: In Which the Curious Girl is Lost in the Woods | A Rose in Bloom
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Happy Halloween, my loves. In just a few days fall will be officially launched with all its glory and today, these pictures tell a little story. A story of fear. For in this week things lurk in the shadows waiting to remind us of imminent death. For some, this is too frightening of a thought and they turn their thoughts to pillowcases full of candy.

I, however, have always loved Halloween, with all its most foul folklore. Perhaps it is because my family was on the conservative side and avoided the holiday, but Halloween has always held a special place in my heart. I think it’s the celebration of fall really and truly arriving – the temperatures are cool, but not cold. The sun’s levels are perfection. However, my love of Halloween also stems from the fact that we recognize this otherworldly spiritual realm and a fear of ghosts becomes not so childish after all, but a real consideration.

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Dress: Free People French Courtship Slip//Slip (underneath): Free People Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip// Boots: Joe Lace Up Boots

The crisp leaves crackle as the Girl steps her booted feet upon the forest shortcut. She is on her way to the yearly All Hallows Eve celebrations, preparing to roast a pumpkin for stew and crunchy seeds for sharing by the bonfire. She is excited for Halloween as much as a small child is for Christmas morning. Halloween is the time for roasting, making cider, and drinking warm whiskey in the company of those you love.

However, as the Girl waltzes further and further into the woods, she cannot help but hear snaps and cackles. Was it the wind? Or are spirits out to haunt? Fear is a powerful feeling. The only thing that can truly take us over, leaving us immobile in the face certain death. The Curious Girl thinks back to tales of Mothmen, alien abductions, Shadow People, and skinwalkers as the snaps become more frequent. It is so very easy to become fodder in the woods. For so long she has thought of the woods as a place for hikes, for picnics, for friends. But she had forgotten all the tales of people being chopped to bits in the place where only birds and squirrels can hear you scream.

The Girl remembers fears from her past and begins to cry. She remember tales of horror as a little girl. Tales of authorities finding sacrificed animals and homeless people being mutilated. Old buildings being found on rural farms with remnants of occult activity. She remembers the thing that stabbed her father and she wants to run, but where does she go? She is lost in the woods and now whatever is out there will be coming for her. Why did she not walk through the town? No happy stories begin with shortcuts through the forest. Why would anyone seek solitude in the safest yet most dangerous place on the planet?

And yet… why is it we only have these concerns around Halloween? Why do we dwell on the possible evils of the spirit realm in October when supernatural occurrences can happen 365 days of the year? For every horror tale, She remembers that there are a hundred thousand happy moments in this world. Calmly, She follows the moon and the smoke to make her way back to the town, away from the golden eyes watching her from the brush.

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Happy Halloween. Remember, haunts are active at all times of the year. ;)

P.S. Are you interested in my dark poem about having a plague eat your body from the inside out? Click here

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    1. Thanks! They are leftover from my alternative phase in high school/early college. LOL. But they are useful come Halloween.

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  2. You've given me a ton of inspiration for my Halloween costume ☻

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, thank you! What are you planning to be?

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  3. great Halloween post! your boots are so nice :)

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM

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    1. Thank you thank you! I need to wear them more, since apparently whenever I do I get tons of oohs and ahhhs. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Your posts, your style and your photography are always so unique. It's so nice to see something different and so authentic :) You have great imagination, I love that.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. Thank you. If my eyes could turn to hearts they surely would right now. :)

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    1. Thank you! I know blogging can be slower the week of Halloween, but I couldn't resist doing something Halloween themed since it's my favorite time of year.

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  6. That is beautiful holloween costume!!! U look amazing~~ xoxo

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  7. They are beautiful pictures, I love the "magical" air that give the images !! A kiss.

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  8. Love the drama in the images as well as your post - a perfect Halloween post. Such fun. Hope you have a great holiday.
    -kim
    www.everydaystilettos.com

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  9. Love your costume, and the vibe of the post! The story is really nice, you have such a unique style!

    xo, Esther

    http://bubblesther.com

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  10. awesome costume & the photos look amazing! lovin the vibe they give.

    Hannie Arden, huemorist.blogspot.com.

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  11. Lovely shoes! Perfect with this look :)

    Anna xx

    http://thefashionscents.blogspot.com.au/

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  12. So perfect for halloween. Thanks for sharing ;)

    Stephanie | www.stephykeung.com
    Instagram @stephykeung

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  13. Your photos are just so magical! They add a perfect touch of whimsy to Halloween ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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