Rich soil begins to boil and quiver across the dried ground. Clawing fingers reach toward freedom and mounds of dirt erupt and slip away as figures rise in unison across the surreal and haunted expanse.
And so it begins…
The witching hour.
The dance of the dead
Here we are at long last. Halloween, Samhain, All Saints Day for some, All Soul’s day for others. Some celebrate by dressing up in ghoulish costumes, some celebrate the end of a harvest, and the beginning of a new year. Others bless the Saints while yet others light candles and pray for the souls that have left this earth. Point is, we all celebrate in one way or another.
Throughout this month, we’ve learned so much about how the holiday is celebrated around the world. Now let’s talk about how each of us celebrates this day. There just may be a surprise treat in it for one lucky commenter.
This is, as any good Black Rose Goddess would admit, my favorite holiday. I start the ritual and routine September 1st. I just can’t help myself. I celebrate the Pagan holiday as well as the American version. My home is decorated inside and out with the harvest colors of fall and amber lights, as well, orange and black lights. I have vampires who drift from the ceiling and a what we call Skeletor who hangs in the front yard and welcomes the little children to Halloween House. I have Damian, my skeleton butler who is dressed in a tux and bellows the song “Hot, Hot, Hot” to passersby after he scares the bejeebers out of you with his Vincent Price monologue. We create a small haven more for ourselves but I know others enjoy it. My neighbors smile and the kids know who has the best candy on the block.
I remember my first Halloween in this house. I went crazy decorating, buying candy, and got all dressed up. I believe Halloween was on a Saturday that year too. I waited and waited…
and waited some more.
Not a knock…
Not a doorbell to be heard.
To say I was a wee bit distressed would be exaggerating. LOL
Finally, well into dark, the critters and creatures began the assault. I took my giant bowl of candy and sat out on the porch. Can I tell you? I was in my own private Heaven…
Or should I say Hell?
A very Happy Halloween and a Blessed Samhain to all!
May you walk safely through the darkness and those of you, like myself, who will be lighting candles for those lost loved ones and pets this year, be safe.
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Now did I mention I will be sending one lucky commenter a Halloween/Autumn goodie bag? Well, I think we’ll ride this out until November 1st at midnight because technically we are still embracing the holiday in some cults, so anyone who posts how they celebrate the Halloween/ Samhain tradition will be entered into a drawing. So let’s get sharing, shall we?