The night of kids laughing, going door to door to be rewarded for their masks and costumes, have come to end in…well…nothingness. Around me, I saw NO trick-or-treaters. No lights. No pumpkins. I ask you, where has Halloween gone?
I theorize that perhaps Halloween has not changed, but my own viewpoint on it through aging could be the source of the “change”. We all know that we as adults lose the magic children hold close to their hearts. Cups of soda seems like fountains, trees tower like giants, the whole world has this sort of phantasmagoria feel to it. Now, we just sort of rumble on, with day to day travels to work or college, questioning where we are, when our next bill payment is, etc.
We as adults don’t have the magic children do. We were robbed of it, from the horrors that we were all allowed to see. This is no Saw or Nightmare On Elm Street, no sir. I feel much scarier things are on their way. Taxes, gas prices, late checks and expensive medicine…you see what I mean? We used to be scared of the monster under the bed. Now we’re afraid of the monsters that might be inside us all too.
Welcome to the blog, were I ramble without having a truly organized pattern of writing. What can I say? I’m just spilling my mind.
Who out there feels they can’t talk to people about what’s on their mind? Who feels that, no matter how close you are to someone, you still have to hold things back for one reason or another? Maybe a fear of misinterpretation. Fear of rejection or being vexed or vexing them.
Okay, where was I? Oh, yeah, Halloween SUCKING. I just think we don’t see what we used to as kids. Now, there’s nothing because we lack the magic that we had as children. Once magical lawns filled with cool spooky stuff is not just a pumpkin with sharpie faces and a half-eaten scarecrow that your neighbor’s dog spent his day using it as a chew toy.
So what do we do now? We make complaints on blogs in a seemingly horrible way. And by horrible, I just mean completely pointless and with no organization at all.
In short: hold on to your magic. No matter what happens, no matter what you go through, never lose that magic. You’ll lose how beautiful the power of imagination holds. Don’t get insulted if someone calls you childish. Be PROUD.
Oh, and the ringing bells part of the title, that was just about the fact that Christmas has been shoved down our throats since BEFORE Halloween. Ring the bells, buy Christmas stuff BEFORE your pumpkins. Make sense? Nah. But, but, but MARKETING! If it makes a company money, who cares about if it makes sense or not?