Trick, treats or trivia
Speaking of treats . . .
Inbetween the delirious cloudscapes and the golden rays, I saw a girl dashing into our garden on a pony, wearing a pink teddy-pyjama, shouting fiercely “tricks or treats!” like a surreal Alice in Wonderland. As she saw the camera in my hand and the bliss on my face, she turned and disappeared like a ghost into that eerie land where spirits dwell, between the living and the dead – leaving no song behind, no poem, not even a smile. Where do the good old traditions go? Just pumpkins, costumes, parties, trivia?
Do you know where Halloween actually comes from?
No wonder my Irish friend reminded me, as it was part of an ancient Celtic religion in Britain. Have a look at this Halloween Video from where I quote:
Now you know! Just that we’re living in the Southern hemisphere down here at the Cape of Good Hope near cape Town, South Africa, and the days are getting longer, not shorter, and the nights getting shorter, not longer – so it’s quite the opposite . . . but anything’s good for a fun party with tricks or treats . . . for a ‘Dance Between Worlds’!
Since when has Halloween turned into one of America’s most favorite celebrations?
“Trick or treats” instead of guising on Halloween came up in the US in the 1920s and 1930s, starting in the west. Today, many Americans and Canadians celebrate Halloween by dressing up in costumes and telling eerie stories of ghosts and spirits, while the kids parade from house to house, calling out “Trick or treat!” for having their bags filled with sweets or money.
What I saw in the news today were lots of celebrities dressing up for stylish fundraising events from New York to LA.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN – may there be many treats for your eyes and your soul!