Halloween! This has always been my favorite holiday for several reasons. First, because Halloween signals the coming of the most wonderful season, autumn. I love to watch the leaves change colors and feel the nip in the air. Living in the southern United States, I'm especially grateful for the cooler weather and welcome fall with open arms.
Second, it means the end-of-year holidays are about to start. Now, I have mixed feelings about those, kind of a love/hate relationship. I love what they symbolize and how they're SUPPOSED to play out, but hate that they usually end up being a lot of work and stress, and often a letdown. I don't know about you, but my life rarely resembles the ideal that is portrayed on television, with blissfully carefree days of holiday food preparation, shopping, and attending all sorts of magical events. While there are certainly special moments to be enjoyed, there is also a lot of rushing around with too much to do and too little time, as I feel the pressure of trying to do everything!
Intellectually I know most people don't really live a television life, but part of me wants the holidays to be perfect. So, I approach Thanksgiving and Christmas with mixed emotions, and optimistically hope for the best.
But Halloween…I can make that holiday whatever I want! No family obligations, no meals to prepare, no gifts to buy. I can chose to hand out treats to the kids or not, and no one will look at me with horror if I tell them I'm just not up to celebrating Halloween this year. Try doing that with Christmas!
The best part about Halloween, however, is I get to chose who or what I want to be. Depending on my mood of the moment, I can be anyone or anything my mind can dream up. Am I feeling cute and sexy? How about a fairy? Or wicked and wanton? A slinky witch. Bitchy and evil? A warrior sorceress!
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