Halloween is not my favorite. Not for overly spiritual reasons, but simply because I like to do things that matter. Frankly, I am somewhat obsessed with searching for meaning (ahem, overthinking). For a long time Halloween has just seemed like a whole lot of hoopla--wasted time and money for no reason.
When confessing my disdain for the holiday last year, several people pointed out that there is actually much to celebrate about Halloween--the creativity, the laughter, the block parties and opportunities to knock on doors in your neighborhood. My children love to dress up and trick or treat. And I am in a season of choosing my battles and lightening up.
This afternoon our community had a 'zombiethon' fun run. The premise of the 5k was for people to participate either as runners or as zombies who chased them. You can imagine which role my children begged to volunteer for...
I confess I gulped hard at making my 'sweet babies' dirty little ghouls...but it was all in light hearted good fun and once we got on the race course they came alive.