Friday, October 31, 2008

Let the Holidays Begin!

A friend of mine, Caryl, told me that Halloween is the beginning of the Holiday Season to her. This perspective helps me enjoy our American version of All Hallows Eve. It is not my favorite, by any means. Don't get me wrong, I like dressing in costume, or better yet, seeing the children in theirs; decorating with pumpkins and loading up on candy, I like all that. What I don't like is the gore; eye balls hanging out, blood dripping; Dracula, all that death-fear nonsense.

What I do like is the Thanksgiving feast and gratitude for all our blessings and Christmas cards, gift-giving and decorating the tree. That's my thing. Unfortunately, it is also the Season of Eating. Must remember moderation. Hard, though, when the feast is set before you, eh?

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Blessings dear ones.

2 comments:

Bonnie said...

Of course you would have a blog! What a Carol Byron obvious thing to do!
Halloween at best for me is Samhain when "the veil is thin that divides the worlds. It is the New Year in the time of the year's death, when the harvest is gathered and the fields lie fallow.-The gates of life and death are opened.-Every ending has a new beginning."

Caryl said...

Be Gentle? If by being gentle you mean don't whoop and yell "Bravo" and jump up and down, well then, Velly, velly nice. You do good work. But being myself, I'll just have to say "YAHOO!"