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    « I Cancelled Halloween... »

    In 2009 I turned out all the lights and watched scary movies and ignored the hordes of children racing through the neighbourhood.

    Last night, I decided to do the same. No Halloween at my house. I moved the artful pumpkins to a secure location, and darkend my doorstep once more. 

    It was a little slice of heaven. 

    It’s not that I hate Halloween; I find that, at least in my neighbourhood, people aren’t good at it. 

    Childhood obesity, greed, gluttony and overpriced store-bought costumes.

    Watching kids race from house to house, with a parent behind them carry their *spoils* has turned me off the holiday. I think this is one of those occasions where it’s safe to say “it was better when I was a kid”…. Now Halloween has been twisted into a gross, malevolent version of itself. Sort of like Christmas….

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    I did the same, except I went out for dinner with a condo-dwelling friend. Peace! This is the first time for me, but it was, in a word, liberating.
    November 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

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