There’s something about “Halloween people”. If you are one, you probably know what I mean. We’re a special breed. Don’t get me wrong, we’re all still individuals but there are common threads whether you’re a crafter, home-haunter, horror movie fan, or whatever.
Unlike other groups, like say bikers or investment bankers, we largely sit dormant and undetectable for most of the year. Then, we catch a glimpse of orange & black or feel the days getting shorter and all of a sudden, our inner ghosts and goblins come out with a passion.
That passion can manifest itself in any number of ways. The common thread is that it’s generally good-spirited. For a holiday that revolves around monsters, scares, and things that go bump in the night, it’s a pretty friendly and social affair.
Sure, we gives gifts for Christmas but on Halloween we give treats to complete strangers. How cool is that? A case could be made that the whole shebang is about others. I’m sure that people enjoy carving pumpkins, making costumes, and decorating their home. However, how fun would any of these activities be if nobody saw them but you? It’s all about sharing the fun.
If you’re reading this, chances are good that you are one of the “Halloween people”. You probably have friends who listen to you each year, as you regale them with stories of your Halloween activities. They probably get a big smile on their face, tell you that they think that it sounds like fun, and then promptly get sucked back into their humdrum life.
This year I encourage you to push the envelope with some of these people. You know how much fun you have every year, don’t your friends and relatives deserve a taste? I’m not suggesting that you try to talk your next-door neighbor into building a corn maze in his backyard. However, if you could get someone to carve a pumpkin with their kids, sit and watch a horror movie marathon with you, or take in a haunted attraction, I bet they’d never forget it.
Halloween is the one precious time of the year when we can all be kids again and enjoy a bit of fantasy. Everybody could use a bit of that. Besides, memories made while wearing a costume just last longer.