Saturday, October 27, 2007

The breath of Hallow's Eve is almost upon us. Unfortunately this Halloween falls on a Wednesday which leads to excessive cramming over the weekend to party like its 1999 before the drudgery of routine comes back into play. In reality, every day is Halloween for me, but there's something about the crisp smell of autumn leaves, the stench of roasting pecans and sumptuous pumpkin pie that makes me spiral into a frenzy of wistfullness and quiet joy. You can't achieve the autumn effect in the middle of July when it's sweltering outside, and people are walking around in shorts and hot pants. ick.

Black cats, spiders, bats and pumpkins, spooky ghosts and costumes galore. I am reminded time and time again that Halloween is the one BIG day, where everyone gets to be someone else for awhile...Don the masks, literally, and lose themselves in a world far, far-reaching from their own.

Maybe this is an extension of the human psyche, wanting to experience something more? Whatever the case, I think it's a wonderful time period and a reminder to live your life to the fullest, 'cuz each day might be your last.

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