Halloween.


2014-31-10--10-33-25 halloween cDepending on your views and beliefs today is Halloween, or Samhain [pronounced Sowen].

It is New Year’s Eve for the Celts and Wiccans.

The veil between our worlds is thinnest today and we can honour our dead and maybe even catch a glimpse of them…spooky!

Kids will excitedly dress up in scary outfits and go Trick or Tricking. Later on the Sandman will come and drop sand in their tired eyes to make them sleep.

Christians will celebrate tomorrow as All Saints Day and November 2 is All Souls Day.

Whichever way you look at it, this time is very special. Our beliefs may have changed, but some basic instincts remain and link us to our ancestors. We still feel the need for a lantern to light the way and keep the spirits at bay, when the dark nights draw in. Some spirits of the dead may not be welcome!

And if it is a new year and beginning of sorts, what about a thought for the new year?

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust.

Tomorrow…a new beginning? But first a night of shadows, lanterns, ghosts, ghouls, prayer and honouring.

However you celebrate today, or not; have a good, safe day.

Thanks for visiting.

Until the next spooky time.

 

 

 

4 Comments on “Halloween.

  1. Some of us just celebrate by writing silly poems. Halloween provides me a couple of days to fill up my blog when I am running low on ideas. 🙂

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