— Aaron

The older I get, the less Halloween excites me. I don’t hate it or anything, but it just gets to be one of those “holidays” that I don’t really celebrate, like Arbor day, St. Patrick’s day, Labor day or Flag day. They just don’t get me excited in the least.

I don’t delve too deep in the history or background of Halloween, but I do like the philosophy behind the modern holiday: kids (who incidentally, get to dress up in costumes – which is cool!), can walk around their neighborhood and people give them treats. This seems like a beautiful thing, but it doesn’t work out that way. With parents having to check each piece of candy, and people no longer able to give something home-made at all (which is a nice little personal touch that can no longer be done). It’s riddled with fear of what my anonymous neighbors might have plotted against the kids.

Perhaps their’s a good deal of my own apathy in my sentiments toward Halloween, but I just don’t really want to do any “spooky” stuff, or celebrate it much at all.

So what do you like about Halloween? Maybe I can be convinced otherwise.


One thought on “Halloween

  1. What I love about Halloween is the opportunity to be truely creative with costumes. Obviously, some people use this to their evil ends but it doesn’t have to be that way. How fun is it to dress up and pretend to be Superman or Cloudy with a Chance of rain?

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