The month of October is the goriest month of the year. With its goblins and ghosts, its succubi and incubi, its body parts and blood, it’s just nasty. Well, it’s just nasty if one isn’t a child, or can’t easily reach their inner child. If one is a child, it’s either dress up time or candy time. Imaginations grow wings and fly like Count Dracula while fantasies move from the island to take center stage.
October is the month of “what if’s.” Some folk try to create from their imagination, some try to create from a theatrical influence, and some just go batty and throw their creations together, kinda like Dr. Frankenstein. Some creations are nothing but gore and guts, while some are pure thriller. Some creations are spooky and others are fun (P.G. rated.)
It’s a month like no other, and it should be treated with such regard. And Halloween, October 31st, should be raised from a national day of observance of the gory to a paid holiday. After careful reconsideration it should be raised to an international day of rest, celebration of the grisly and a paid holiday.
Yes, there are those naysayers, those without imagination nor creativity. We, those with imagination and creativity should embrace and console them. We need to guide them into if not an understanding at least an appreciation of the holiday. And let’s refrain from judging unless we too open ourselves up to being judged.
A time of year where we can be anybody or anything we desire, if only for a day. We get to sport the attire, the doo, and the props that go along with the new yet short lived identity. Be it a firefighter, or astronaut, a doctor or the like, maybe a zombie or axe murderer, or that ingenious character that draws envy from everyone at the party.
So let’s all be ourselves while we play dress up. Let’s all enjoy the eye ball ice cubes, the Bloody Marys, the candy corn that is just recycled every year, the spooky sounds, the gnarly body parts, the screeching screams, the toilet paper decorators, and the upset tummies afterwards. Invite those naysayers over and encourage them to indulge in the fantastical and feigned dark arts, if just for one night.
E.T. Aka Annie