Here Comes Halloween

Halloween is my favorite holiday. Always has been, probably always will be. It is the lightest and most childish of our major holidays, when we all play dress-up and eat too much candy. But it’s also a celebration of the dark and dark things, when perfectly nice people living in perfectly nice houses will slather their well-manicured lawns and porches with skeletons, cobwebs, witches, demons, and other symbols of death and evil. It’s the only time of year when we revel in the weird and our own mortality, when instead of bemoaning our limited time on earth, we make pumpkin-flavored cookies shaped like human skulls and give them to children, as if to say, “here, Timmy, enjoy this now, because some day this is what you’ll look like. When you’re dead. Oh, don’t cry. Here, have a cookie shaped like the brown recluse spider that will eventually kill you. There now. All better.”

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  1. ah old age. it turns us all into skull shaped pumpkin cookies.

  2. you make me wonder sometimes.

  3. wow, pirate. that was major profound.

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