Monday, October 31, 2011
All Hallows Eve
A very happy All Hallow' Eve to everyone! I think I mentioned this last year, but I've always preferred "All Hallows Eve" to "Halloween". It has such a mysterious ring. It is reminiscent of wood smoke and moonlit fields, and I like the old tradition of it being a night to remember the dead. "Halloween" is reminiscent of candy and latex, and has become too much of a platform for selling rubber outfits and horror films. I do enjoy dressing up, and won the local costume contest two years ago for my costume, "Going Postal", which involved a tutu I made out of electric blue bubble wrap, decorated with many postage stamps and postal stickers. In any case, I enjoy the holiday, and tonight I shall light a few candles, hand out candy to the adorable midgets who come to my door, and spend some time thinking of those who have gone before me.