I live in Ballard, and for a long time some neighbors on 80th put cute little paper cut-out ghosts in their windows. Their decorative theme changes with the seasons and the holidays. To me, they have felt like our neighborhood’s welcome committee. 

A few days ago, a truck and some moving boxes accompanied the ghosts. 

I was so sad! I had planned to stop by with a note to say thank you, but I seem to have missed them, as our ghost friends are now gone. 

So I’ll say it here, instead. Thank you for bringing something fun and sweet into the neighborhood. I will truly miss the presence of your art and fun. I will take it as a prompt to keep that vibe moving forward, and I will work to get something fun and engaging into our community.

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