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Writer's Block: Happy Halloween!

Boo! How did you celebrate Halloween?


How fucked up have things gotten that kids can't go trick or treating anymore? I keep hearing of more and more towns that have cancelled Halloween as far as trick or treating goes.

For anyone unfamiliar with the Hallowen tradition, once upon a time in the U.S., on October 31st from around 5pm to 8 or 9pm, kids would dress up in costumes and go door to door in their neighborhood with bags or pillow cases or plastic baskets shaped as pumpkins and they would ring the bell and say "trick or treat" and whoever answered the door would drop candy in the bag or basket and say something like "oh, ren't you a scary goblin?" or "what a pretty ballerina you are" or "what are you supposed to be?" or whatever... but no... not anymore. You cant trust anybody anymore, so now they just throw a costume party on Halloween night at the local YMCA or high school cafeteria or something.

Anyway, even if kids were trick or treating, there are no kids in my apartment building and kids dont go trick or treating in random apartment buildings, so i wouldnt get to pass out candy anyway.

I used to love passing out the candy at my parent's house. About 6 years ago, after my father had a heart attack, a few people had sent my family these giant fruitbaskets. One of them was still unopened on Halloween night, and this little 4 year old dressed as a New Engand Patriot (football player) came to the door. He was a tiny little kid. I opened the door with a 40 pound fruitbasket in my hand and when the kid said "trick or treat" i pretended i was gonna give him the basket instead of candy. The look on his face was priceless. The fruitbasket was as big as him. Ha, so i was like "oh wait, would you rather just hav a candy bar?" and he nodded like i was an idiot. ha ha. i gave him a few pieces for being a good sport.
An older kid, maybe 10 years old came later and i offered him a half empty ginger ale bottle. He looked dissapointed but accepted it. I was like "aww, no, i'm just joking with you. Here's some candy." he kind of laughed. I had a great time. i love messing with kids like that. I will miss that most if Halloween tradition dissapears forever.

So how will i be celebrating? I dunno. I dont have any money for a costume, so i'll probably just wear my cat ears and post a picture of myself in them. Maybe i'll look through my pictures for me in old costumes and post those on here. I'll probably watch a scary movie and try to avoid the day. Halloween is/was a great holiday, but i think i have a Halloween curse or something cuz it always seems to be a shitty day for me no matter how i try to avoid it.

in the past i have experienced on Halloween, 2 suicide attempts, being kicked out of the catholic church, fired from a volenteer job, witnesed a man run his wife over with his truck righ after slamming it into my car (the wife was walking over to my car to exchange info on our accident when he ran her over), i have been attacked, sprained my ankle, found out that my friend died, and so on and so forth on halloween. So i think i will try to sleep through the day. of course, if thats whaty i want to do, i'll probably have insomnia and a major headache that day.

Quite honestly, with Halloween on its way, i try to stay in and as far away from trouble as possible. But it almost always finds me.

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friendme_4
Oct. 29th, 2007 11:35 pm (UTC)
Friend me!!! Please!!!
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Just do it!
gamer_gal
Oct. 29th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
Found you on the Writer's Block section, had to comment
I love the part of Hallowe'en that is handing out candies to kids. I love seeing the little kids in the costumes, seeing their cute little faces, listening to them stumble over "Trick or Treat" in their sweet little voices while mum or dad stand by watching. :) I never got kids at my door in the apartments I lived at. Last year I handed candies out at mum's place but we didn't get many candies.

Anyhow.. sorry I ramble a bit lol. I just thought your answer was great, and I loved the comments about the tricks you played! :) Reminded me of the time a guy at the end of my block told me to do a trick, or he wouldn't give me a treat. It freaked me out so much, I started to walk away. LOL He finally said "No, come here, I was just kidding around" lol.
djcliche
Oct. 29th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Found you on the Writer's Block section, had to comment
thank you for the comment. i'm always glad to hear from new people.
Peace, Jymi Cliche
gamer_gal
Oct. 30th, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
Re: Found you on the Writer's Block section, had to comment
You're welcome. :) Thought I'd just pop in. :D

Cheri
crayblues2842
Oct. 30th, 2007 06:45 am (UTC)
i think its horrible that kids cant go trick or treating anymore. As the years go by, i see less and less kids walking around....less and less costumes being made and worn.
djcliche
Oct. 31st, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)
yeah, halloween used to be fun other than when u had an egg thrown at you or something, which wasnt really that bad a thing
zakaery
Oct. 30th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
its a sad social situation that children are no longer safe in the world to experience the joys of free candy - even though it has nothing to do with the origins of halloween anyway.

I offer the suggestion that ya'll move to Canada - trick or treating here hasn't been cancelled.

Considering - I'M GOING!!!

that's right - this old fart of 27yrs old is going to donne make-up and costume and walk house to house just for the free candy.

and to make sure no bullies attack little kids - thats our biggest problem - big kids taking the candy of the little kids - not living with the fear of having our kids go up to a house and forever disappear....

And its also very sad that you havn't had a decent halloween - ever - perhaps it does have something to do with the fact that the barrier between this world and the next is the thinnest and negative forces that permeate through attack you.

I'm curious as to why they'd be attracted to you. I know you are cute and everything - but still -

one site i found helpful in providing protection spells is from www.wicca.com - its a Celtic site but does recognize Wicca on its own - makes the distinction between who is a Witch and who is Wiccan - yes, there IS A DIFFERENCE - and also many other pages FULL of insights and discussions that I think you would be interested in reading BEFORE halloween.

Perhaps you can arm yourself with the knowledge first so that you can be strong enough to fight off those negative forces that make halloween your worst day of the year.

For me, its the best day of the year - its Witch's New Year - the time when we witches and like minded persons recognize the loss of loved ones - we invite them to share in this day with us - to remember, to let go. it is an emotionally charged day.

Let it work to better you - not destroy you.

May the Lord and Lady guide you
Let the Negative Spirits forget they even like you
Let the Positive Energy surround you
So Mote it Be.

Blessed Be Jymi.
djcliche
Oct. 31st, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
yeah, i love halloween, but it just tends to suck.
12 years ago i helped a friend with a vodoo doll thing, so in a way, i suspect it has to do with the whole coming back 3 fold thing, but i think i've been 3 fold payed back and then some. plus the bad luck started 16 years ago, before the voodoo doll, plus i was sort of tricked nto doing the voodoo cuz my best friend at the time said the kid raped her and threatened to again, but i later found out my friend was lying.
anyway, its awesome you are trick or treating. rock on! what are you dressing as?
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