Witches and cats still thrill on Halloween! …
Halloween. Cynthia is perusing Pinterest.
Marcy and Penelope Kitten are keeping close watch over the bowl of candy.
Cynthia: Isn’t it so interesting how witches and cats have been – and still are- such an iconic symbol of Halloween?
Cynthia: And it wasn’t always a good thing. In fact, the story is somewhat sad.
penelope kitten (squeaking): i don’t wanna hear anything sad.
Cynthia: Back in the Puritan era, women who were accused of witchcraft were said to keep cats to do their evil bidding.
penelope kitten (with her paws over her ears): la di la la.
Cynthia: I know. The cats did not meet a nice fate, that’s for sure.
penelope kitten: la la la LA LA LAAAAAA!!!
Marcy: People are so stupid. They believe anything.
Cynthia: The good news is that now women are taking charge of that sad story and turning it into stories of empowerment. Just look at these fun and fantastic photos and artwork.
Cynthia: I’m not actually surprised, really. I mean we turned the term “nasty woman” on its head and now use it to describe women with smarts, ambition, and courage.
Marcy: Wait a minute. Why do all of those witches have black cats?
Cynthia: Well, Marcy, it’s because black cats were able to blend into the night to do their evil deeds and considering –
penelope kitten (uncovering her ears): no no. here’s why.
love meow squeak,
cynthia + marcy + penelope kitten
ps. by penelope
keep ur cats inside tonight.
mean people abound on halloween.