I started to celebrate Fall the day after my birthday, so August 7th, because Fall just so happens to be my favorite season. Now, it actually is Fall. That means that I’m at my happiest state. I love the idea of the colors of the world changing, Fall festivities and Halloween because Halloween is my favorite holiday.
I think my favorite part about Halloween is the idea that it’s okay to be mysterious and something other than the normal, average human beings we’re conditioned to be the other 364 days of the year. Perhaps 360 days out of the year as Halloween tends to be celebrated for more than just one day — thankfully.
Things look differently this year. The colors, the activities; it’s all different. We can thank that on the status of the world right now. Yet, I still believe that this is a time to be celebrated. We’re going into a season that is beautiful and is going to precede the most important holidays, holiday’s that bring families together and highlight the true meaning behind why we do what we do, and why we are who we are.
This season and the way the way we celebrate will bring us into our new year which is going to be better than this past. 2020 by definition has quite possibly been the worst year I’ve experienced in the twenty-three years that I’ve lived on this planet. And that’s saying a lot as I’ve endured the year I lost my mother.
I think the most important thing for us all to do right now is enjoy the outdoors, get fresh air, have a campfire with family or friends (socially distanced of course), and remember that life isn’t so bad. Life isn’t as cruel and it wants us to believe it us. Life is beautiful and magical and there is so much to be thankful for!