Trying to figure this out… what Halloween is about? Is it always pumpkins, witches, bats and ghouls, or is there something more? Can it be about anything surreal or spooky? Provided there’s a big moon in an image, or a black cat, is it Halloween? If there’s no big moon, does it stop being Halloween?
I’ve been looking around the internet, and so far I’ve seen the following perceptions:
If it’s a scary face on anything except a pumpkin, it’s not Halloween.
It’s a holiday of the imagination.
It’s a bridge between the spiritual and the physical world.
It’s about dressing up and having fun.
It’s about ghosts having a last-night fling.
It’s about stealing sweets from kids.
It’s about everything negative, scary and evil.
I think I’m going for a lie-down — I’ve had too much coffee. 🙂