Halloween

Well it’s that time of the year again. Its spooky season. My family has celebrated Halloween for years and years. We decorate our house with cobwebs and ghosts as we prepare ourselves for a night of fun. We pick our pumpkins and carve them on the kitchen table. I hate the smell so I go outside while the pumpkin gets gutted. We invite the neighbors to our humble abode as we gather around a fire with hot chocolate and a potluck dinner. This year I decided to finally hand out candy to the kids. They were all so excited to show off their costumes, and seeing the smile on their face when I hand them the candy is such a good feeling; however, I had a moment of insight that I wasn’t expecting to have: our childhood as we know it is coming to an end. These kids have their whole lives ahead of them, and all that they are worried about is what costume they’re gonna wear. I was thinking about how fast life is flying by. It seems like just yesterday I was worried about what costume I was gonna wear. It makes me realize that pretty soon I’m gonna be an adult, and I’m going to be thinking about how the time flew by. I need to slow down, and take life more seriously, one day at a time. I read Billy Collins’ piece about slowing down, but until I faced it in person I never grasped the concept. It’s just one of those things that you have to feel to believe.

2 thoughts on “Halloween”

  1. For me, the holidays are always fun and lively with music and laughter and family. I like how you said “They were all so excited to show off their costumes, and seeing the smile on their face when I hand them the candy is such a good feeling.” because I have door duty every year and its so cool to see friends come. great job.

  2. Wow, I really felt what you said about our childhood flying by when seeing those who are just beginning it. I also liked how commited your family is to Halloween as my family is just as much. The way you ended your blog leaves me thinking about the future as well as the past.

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