Favorite illusions: Halloween surprises

Trick or treat! It’s Halloween. In a way, the holiday never ends. Make-believe will remain after all the shaving cream is cleaned up. Ding-dong! It’s a world of illusion.

Okay, fine – as long as we know the rules. We’ll confidently go 73 on the Thruway because we know that’s the real speed limit. We can adapt; no problem. We happily accept that margarine is now bad instead of good, and that being a bit overweight is now good instead of bad. Illusions can be illustrative. And they’re everywhere:

We look around . . .

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