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.