Halloween Horror

I can’t express which surprises me more: That I saw some trick-or-treaters last night, that there were any at all, or that local grocery stores sold bags of candy like this year’s holiday is like any other. San Diego County strongly discouraged the activity, for fear that Halloween would become a SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2)—also known as COVID-19super-spreader event.

Some homeowners grokked the warning’s meaning, but what a horror show for the fearless kids going door to door in search of some sugary joy to combat months of dreary pandemic lockdowns that shut schools, closed playgrounds, and generally discouraged any kind of meaningful interaction with friends.

I used iPhone XS to capture the Featured Image at 10:24 a.m. PST today. Vitals: f/2.4, ISO 16, 1/424 sec, 52mm (film equivalent).