Well its very close to the day and counting, I think it a funny thing to celebrate it but it does bring things to my mind. For instance, horror stories when I was a child were a fun thing to scare my friends with. But literally I enjoy listening to them. Never told stories because I was a secretive person who thought people would laugh at me. Funny how things change when I think that I write those stories that I wished to tell.
Its three days to go, when the spirits of the dead rise, witches do spells, Wicca casters prevent the evil spells to take flight, monster arises and anything that bumps in the night. Well it sounds this week most people’s celebrate it differently than I.
No pumpkins out to scare any kids in my neighborhood, no treats at all even though a few kids do come a knockin’ at my door. One year I open my curtain that I have only one window and living in a high house, where a flight of steps are under that window, where the children stood and I scared them saying, “Trick or treat.” You can imagine the frighten faces of the poor children. Never had anymore children since that Halloween night.
I never get in the spirit of Halloween because it’s a concept which adapts to seeing advertisements and such things for shops and businesses to gather monetary funds from a holiday celebrated by enthusiasts who want to celebrate it. Okay, its okay to celebrate(even though I relish the day as a writer) but for me its a time for contemplation. Why you may ask? Well, I’m an emotional being and very sensitive to the surroundings where I live. I feel the spirits keenly on Halloween. More on Halloween than I normally do when it’s not. It’s not an easy thing to say. It’s not easy to speak about the feelings(these feelings that follow are like everyone feels but its intensified times three); the hairs on the arms go up and the cold shiver that goes through my whole body on Halloween. Its bloody scary. It also goes onto the next two days which many Catholics and Christians celebrate All Souls Day and Saints Day.
For me its a time to send those spirits to rest. It is a crazy notion but think what November One brings, a number of priests saying prayers to the souls of the long departed and saying that peace is in their path. Many interpretations of what souls day is about but for me I feel the spirits leaving. In a sense Halloween is celebrated to understand that something bigger than our own existence like our soul and spirit fires us to celebrate death in a mask of a monster or the concept in the word – Halloween.
Getting to the nitty-gritty end of my thoughts of Halloween, as a writer, I love the atmosphere it brings. Websites, shops and business have been selling Halloween products and I loath it. But seriously I do understand the collective pull of the scary and the phantasm that brings us to the lure of the hype of Halloween.
I have been reading dark tales of horror from blogs this month and thought that a blog entry was called for. Even thinking of Halloween at this moment would be fun to play a trick again. Ha ha, it would be fun just to play one last trick on Wednesday. Hope I could for old-time sake. Hehe!
Oh Boy I better let my guard down and say this: Trick or Treat.