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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

This Halloween I Want Words, Not Candy

Posted on Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 12:10 PM

It seems that everyone is too comfortable in letting only the young celebrate that which we have accepted as a general holiday. As we dressed in our finest hand made festive attire we brought about what could only be described as the stares of a thousand reanimated fleshly ghouls. Is it not a true jest that we, the leaders of society, are left as an exclusive class of our own destined to be deprived from all that is jovial? If not for the virtues of the bartenders then there would be no outlet for those who choose not to necessarily give up completely on our inner child. Furthermore, how decisively small minded must parents be to not encourage creative design in their children's' initial forte into the complexity of a social celebration and its unique expressionism. Has a holiday truly boiled down to a fifteen minute trip to the local general variety store for purely glutinous, overpriced, sucrose saturated, obesity inducing treats and inappropriate, Third World manufactured, unimaginative, marketing driven, bland, media based scabs of tissue resembling fabric. Not to mention, due to typical local weather constraints, not one of these costumes would protect our children from the almost scripted arrival of difficult colds and viruses that arrive every November like clockwork. As we were raised, our expression of this holiday is meant to be a trick for a treat so where do some get off in expecting so much while not outwardly expressing themselves at all. Plus, how has our culture become so exemplary with its Attention Deficit Disorder that we can not decide what holiday we are actually celebrating at one time? Even the most unrefined of us know that in terms of mathematical fractions, Christmas is disproportionately celebrated too soon. If all the members of our Western society were encouraged more in their creative nature then this would not only be a safer, more elegant holiday but it would also perform as the engine that builds our society's dreams and aspirations for tomorrow. —Tennyson and Poe

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