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And on a slightly more upbeat note.
Current Mood: melancholy melancholy
Something I had forgotten I wanted to say about Halloween.

When I was out and about and driving, for some reason, it was neat to me to see all the people dressed up, both young and old alike, mixing, wandering, trick or treating.

For some reason, the atmosphere reminded me more of what Christmas 'should' be? Everyone helpful, sharing...

Especially when it began to rain. My mother tells me there were more trick or treaters after it finished pouring down, but I wouldn't know..I was going to work when it started. (it being the time when people began to do this sort of thing) and I watched as people huddled under umbrellas, in one case a cape, porches...people sharing these things with no worries...

I don't know. Maybe it was in the rain.

Maybe there's a lesson to be learned from it.

Or maybe it's all just Halloween.
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annida From: annida Date: November 2nd, 2003 03:18 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs*

I know you've been feeling weird, and you still haven't talked to me about it!

I didn't get to see any Halloween this year. I think it was a conscious decision because I think I would have gotten mucho depressed about it. Last year we drove around the neighborhoods for a bit, and saw what was going on, and that was really fun.. this year? nothing.. ah well.
I hope to see you around soon, I miss you.
wingedpixi From: wingedpixi Date: November 3rd, 2003 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)

funny i thought the same thing

you seem to write book when i go out of town and am no where near a computer or a phone.


Anyway, I had this discussion with my mom. About why my boss likes halloween but hates christmas. There is more fun involved and comraderie and free giving. Over the christmas holidays people are grumpy and mean and out only got get the perfect gift losing sight of the real purpose if there every is one anymore.... everything is so commercialized. when people give out candy they dont say well what are you going to give me in return. They open the door and marvel at the creativity of the costumes and the wonder and joy on the trick-or-treaters faces. I wish that caroling invoked the same joy and wonder but no one ever does that anymore. Though i did not stick around to see any of that kind of stuff happening in my neighborhood i saw the same stuff in the streets of phildelphia. The weather was particularly nice and costumes could be seen instead of being covered with winter coats and the like. I wish it had been like that when i was little.

As it is I cant remember many good halloween experiences I am plagues by the tourturous memory of having to finish my split pea soup before i could even go out.

=)
daimones From: daimones Date: November 3rd, 2003 06:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: funny i thought the same thing

No split pea soup, but no happy memories of halloween myself either.

And I'll try to keep my book writing to when its convinient, sorry. :)
wingedpixi From: wingedpixi Date: November 3rd, 2003 08:05 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: funny i thought the same thing

i just ment it would be better to respond to things in a more timely manner and well i just feel kinda like a sucky friend when theres all this stuff to say and i cant read it i guess or respond or .... ummmm

just want to help... know i cant do anything really from here but a few encouraging words... but at least they could be there when you might have needed them and not so much later

*shrugs*
daimones From: daimones Date: November 3rd, 2003 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: funny i thought the same thing

We do what we can do. No more, no less.
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