Happy Halloween 2007!

Here’s hoping your candy bag is filled to overflowing. Save a couple of Pixie Sticks for me. Nothing says “Halloween” like tubes of pure colored sugar.

5 thoughts on “Happy Halloween 2007!

  1. Thanks for the Halloween wishes.

    Here’s the body of an e-mail I received a few years ago, and I thought it might be useful to ponder today. No, I didn’t write it, but I agree with its premises.

    Each year they parade her about, the traditional
    Halloween Witch. Misshapen green face, stringy scraps
    of hair, and a toothless mouth beneath her deformed
    nose. Gnarled knobby fingers twisted into a claw
    protracting from a bent and twisted torso that lurches
    about on wobbly legs.

    Most think this abject image to be the creation of a
    prejudiced mind or merely a Halloween caricature. I
    disagree; I believe this to be how Witches were really
    seen.

    Consider that most Witches: were women, were abducted
    in the night, and smuggled into dungeons or prisons
    under the secrecy of darkness to be presented by light
    of day as a confessed Witch.

    Few if any saw a frightened normal looking woman being
    dragged into a secret room filled with instruments of
    torture, to be questioned until she confessed to
    anything suggested to her and to give names or what
    ever would stop the questions. Crowds saw the
    aberration denounced to the world as a self-proclaimed
    Witch.

    As the Witch was paraded through town en route to be
    burned, hanged, drowned, stoned or disposed of in
    various other forms of Christian love (created to free
    and save her soul from her depraved body) all the
    jeering crowds viewed were the results of hours of
    torture. The face bruised and broken by countless
    blows bore a hue of sickly green.

    The once warm and loving smile gone replaced by a
    grimace of broken teeth and torn gums that leers
    beneath a battered disfigured nose. The disheveled
    hair conceals bleeding gaps of torn scalp from whence
    cruel hands had torn away the lovely tresses. Broken
    twisted hands clutched the wagon for support;
    fractured fingers with nails torn away locked like
    groping claws to steady her broken body. All semblance
    of humanity gone.

    I revere this Halloween Crone and hold her sacred
    above all. I honor her courage and listen to her
    warnings of the dark side of man. Each year I shed
    tears of respect when the mundane exhibit their symbol
    of Christian love.

  2. Food For thought… A depressing and shameful thought, but a reality that should be recognized nonetheless. There is truth here.

    That said – I will now say that THE SEB FAMILY (immediate and otherwise extended portion through its various branches) chooses to participate in today’s modern secular, highly commercialized event in celebration of life.  It is a time of fun, make-believe and creativity.  By our participating and enjoyment; we thumb our noses at all the bullshit so often accompanying this day.

    We have the right, nay the responsibility to participate in our own way on this day without accepting any guilt, shame or chagrin.  Today, is for fun in our modern, American world as it should be. 

    I do recognize, but give little validity to the many, many various beliefs and theories associated to October 31 by all the groups/individuals who choose to take a spiritual/political/or some otherwise “stance” on the meanings associated to this time of year.

    I refuse to accept the intended “chide” that the original author of this piece wove “oh so carefully” into it’s form.  However, I do understand and I, too, (like scenter) support the human rights message in it.

    I do not deny historical fact or atrocities.  I am denying haters, manics, soul savers and political agenda carriers. 

    Blow it out your ARSE!

    We will celebrate life, enjoy the day and give no other meaning to it.

  3. Food For thought… A depressing and shameful thought…

    That it is. Of course, I am not going to let that stop me from masquerading as a Celt-in-a-kilt this evening. Happy Halloween y’all!

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