There's a lot going on in the world today.
Escape from it for a little while and take in a local Halloween parade.
It's amazing what you'll see in the lines of march.
Participants, some as young as preschool age, make most of the costumes themselves. The various groups generally have themes, and you never know where their imagination will take them.
In past parades we've seen children dressed as astronauts, flowers, dogs, and, of course, ghosts and monsters.
There's cuteness. There's fright. There are some floats that will leave you breathless.