I’ve always been fascinated by tales of sirens from Greek mythology. Creatures in the guise of female apparitions that led sailors to shipwreck with the singing sounds of their voices. Something very alluring to me about female ghosts and spirits. Perhaps that strange mix of beauty and terror. But also allowing human facial characteristics to blend with the afterworld look we equate with ghosts. It somehow makes them more relatable rather than horrific scary monstrous interpretations. Came upon this Halloween decoration in a store the other day and it just stopped me in my tracks. Deceptively simple, it perfectly conveyed everything I just wrote with just a glance. The perfect balance of woman and spirit; the features were vague but defined just enough to leave no doubt what you were looking at. The decoration was designed to light up and make weird noises at the push of a button. But to me that simply ruined the effect and made it appear like a child’s toy. For my money, the designer nailed it with the overall appearance. Batteries not required!
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