All Hallows Eve

Interesting, I think, how dark it is in my neighborhood tonight. Even our next-door neighbors, who always have their motion-sensor porch light on, now have all their lights off and their blinds drawn. Can’t have anyone mistaking yours for a trick-or-treat house, after all. Our own porch light is broken, though, so we couldn’t really hand out candy tonight even if we’d planned to.

Aaron and I kind of forgot to carve our jack-o-lantern until today, so we’re planning to do that after dinner. Of course, that will be long after the trick-or-treaters have gone home to count their Smarties and Tootsie Rolls and get wired on sugar before bed. Ah, well. It’s the thought that counts.

And if you’re not into the modern American Halloween festivities (but who isn’t?), you could always reflect on your family or learn about the history of Halloween / Samhain and how other beliefs and cultures celebrate the day.