I wish I could
Give out treats
To all the children,
And to all children
I wish I could
Lock up all the tricks
In the magic realm.
And leave no tricks
For the politicians
And anyone not being real.
I wish it could be
The kind of Halloween
That scares all evil away
Forever out of our lives.
But nobody is knocking on my door.
I should have decorated the house.
Happy Halloween to anyone out there young or old.. or somewhere in between, whoever is reading my blog. I hope that it is a fun-filled day for you.
Halloween is a new-ish addition to my list of holidays to celebrate. I don’t think I have fully come to terms with what it is and how it is celebrated. My first experience with Halloween was at my first year of university in Canada, when I was going up the stairs and ran into a girl whose face was bleeding quite heavily. Being an international student/ fresh off the boat/ whatever you wanna call it, I panicked and was frantically going through my CPR knowledge in my head… and then the girl smiled at me! A couple of friendly witches appeared out of nowhere, and then I realized it was not a regular school day. It was Halloween.
Since then, I have made conscious effort to get to know Halloween a little better. The pumpkins. The costumes. And, of course, the candy. Lots and lots of it.
While I am still genuinely frightened of all the costumes that include excessive red paint in any bloody kind of way, I have found a number of other, friendlier costumes that I enjoy.
My favorite costumes:
– The clever costumes. The person who wrote BOOK on their face, and walked around as Facebook! And, umh, the cereal-killers.
– The cute costumes. All baby-pumpkins fall into this category!
– The couple costumes. Hello, Salt and Pepper Shakers!
Ok, time to go get some healthy veggies and smoothies…to balance out All. The. Sugar.