This morning on NPR, I heard a piece about Halloween music. The following quote was part of this story, and I have to say it pretty much sums up how I feel about Halloween in general:
"In the days before Christmas, music is there for the big stuff — there's love and joy, but also stress and melancholy, even disappointment.
Halloween, on the other hand, is a holiday of low stakes and small rituals. These days, I mostly spend Halloween night lugging my kids around the neighborhood and then eating their candy after they go to bed. That's it.
Halloween is lighthearted escapism, a celebration of make-believe conflict — fears so unrealistic that it's safe to mock them. And in that way, the songs of Halloween show why it's the happiest holiday of all."Thanks, NPR. Well said, as always.