For us, we believe that it doesn’t need to be that way. For example, if the object of affection was a beautiful outdoor scene, we’ll take proximity and presence over absence any day. With Shaker Lakes just steps away from our office, it could become easy to overlook the beauty when its presence becomes too familiar. But when we step out, step away, and consider in a different light, the affection is renewed.
Evoking the Creole classic, the triumphant, trumpet heavy “When the Saints Go Marching In” is the revered anthem for the city of New Orleans. How appropriate to invoke that song as scary Halloween transitions to All Saints Day then All Souls Day, and Act 3 reflects on its work in helping some “Saints.”