i'm only asking because i keep seeming to find more and more people who DO NOT LIKE halloween. not only do they not like it... they HATE it.
they think it's scary and awful and they can't wait for it to be here and gone already.
and i think that's kinda sad. because i freaking LOVE halloween!!!!!! love love love it! now, i don't like scary things. i can't watch scary movies because i don't enjoy them. i don't like ghouls and people with axes through their heads and shit. i don't like the idea of being terrified and chased through your home by an axe murderer with a grudge. i'm not into that type of scary crap.
and i know that for some people, that's what they love about halloween.
but you see, i just don't think about halloween in that way. for me.... halloween is magic! it's magical! like harry potter magical (minus the scary parts). i love the idea of witches and candles and spells and magic. but all good, positive ones. nothing like crazy vindictive spells. more like love spells, charms, and things that are fun and happy. halloween makes me feel like anything can happen. magic is in the air. and it only lasts that one night. and to me, it's totally exciting! there's something about the way halloween's night air feels. it's different than any other night. and i enjoy it! i think it's so much fun...
i love to decorate the house. and i've searched high and low for halloween decorations that aren't scary. i really hate the scary. so we might have gravestones at our house, but we have fun light up smiling ghosts, and a broom riding class sign next to the witches inn. just fun stuff. still halloween with skulls, ghosts, witches, etc... but not the type that is going to scare the crap out of your kids. or me.
i love the idea of fun magic. it makes me happy. hopeful. and that's what halloween is to me. a night of magical hope where anything can happen.
so what about you? love it or hate it?