Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween wins

Images of Halloween invoke death, decay and the unknown. They're the taboo subjects that spooked us as over-imaginative children and that we'll fear again as we get close to our own physical collapse.

But the reason Halloween is my second favorite celebration is that it's the only big American holiday without an emphasis on family, loved ones or lovers. Halloween is for single people! On this day and no other in our culture, it is okay for a lone person to scrape along in some bizarre outfit, completely conspicuous among the general population.

Happy Halloween!

5 comments:

Robert said...

I was on the train last night with a lot of conspicuous single people, and I now know that this much is true, a crazy costume is a license to flirt with strangers.

Regina said...

Yes! Excellent point, Robert!

Rudy Giuliani said...

Ummmmm, so where is a pic of your costume this year?

Regina said...

Rudy, see my profile photo. Just for you, and only for right now.

Rudy Giuliani said...

Nice! See, wasn't that fun? Your costume looks much better than most of the ones I've seen recently.