This week the Finish the Sentence Friday crew is talking about Halloween.
I have a love/hate relationship with Halloween. I certainly have fond memories of making costumes and enjoying trick-or-treat nights with my cousins. I even have a few favorite movies to watch at this time of year. And there’s nothing I love more than visit to the local pumpkin patch. What I don’t love – as is true for me with any holiday – is the over-commercialized, overdone hype that has taken the place of the original and true meaning of the day.
I know. Just hang a big “Bah Humbug” sign on me.
Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, has a long and rich history that has very little to do with candy, horror movies, and scary lawn displays. (The article in that link back there is very interesting – definitely give it a look.) Regardless of your feelings about Halloween, there is one topic that rears its creepy head at this time of year – fear. In homage to that subject, I’m sharing a piece I wrote that ran on Open Thought Vortex Magazine earlier this week about the fears we carry through life.
Please hop over and give it a read. And while you’re there, check out some of the other terrific pieces our writers have shared throughout the month of October as we explore our theme of Fear.
This week’s sentence is “When it comes to Halloween…”
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