Happy Halloween

Posted: October 31, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Tonight all over The United States neighborhoods will be invaded by ghouls, goblins, fairies, super heroes, queens, kings, vampires, zombies and robots all looking for candy. They will go door to door knocking more than a woman selling some decent perfume cologne and makeup. When you open the door they will shout trick or treat. You may complement them on the costume, feign being frightened by them or if you are super cool you will jump out and scare them, and of course you will hand over candy. It is Halloween, a holiday remembering the dead, and is celebrated by trick or treating. I remember reading about the origins of trick or treating. It is interesting and anecdotal.

It seems to me that Halloween and trick or treating are a societies way of maybe not understanding, but coping with death and loss of loved ones. It is impossible to understand death and despite strides in science, philosophy and religion our society still has little knowledge of death and what comes next.  So let us all dawn our costumes hand out candy and celebrate!!

Happy Halloween!!

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I hope everyone has a safe and fun night tonight. Maybe you are handing out candy, taking young ones trick or treating, going to a party or doing all three.


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