adventures in dysthymia

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Halloween has never been a favorite holiday of mine. In fact, I pretty much ignore it. It is a holiday about...nothing.

The next day really is a holiday, of course. Or a holy day, more properly — All Saint’s Day. Nothing much to celebrate there, in the worldly sense, but a day to remember all the good folks that have gone before us.

But Halloween? Dressing up like someone — or something — else? It seems kind of pointless to me. But then, so do most things people do for ‘fun.’

I guess fun has never been much fun for me. My recreations all tend to be about doing something. Preferably well. To lose myself in them as surely as in a drug.

So I won’t be donning any costumes. I didn’t buy any candy. I don’t carve pumpkins unless I intend to cook them.

And that’s something for the next big holiday, Thanksgiving. Pumpkin pie!

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