|This year's creations.|
|Super-O at the Strong Start Halloween party last year|
Halloween fixates on and celebrates fear. Is there anything positive about such a negative emotion? In my experience, there is a difference between true fear, and amusing fear. For most people, there is an element of amusement in the jolt of fear induced by spotting a fake spider in your Halloween punch, or by somebody you know jumping out from a hiding spot and startling you. After all, even the fun of the earliest game we play with our kids, Peekaboo, is the thrill of momentary fear followed by relief.
|O and T as Bert & Ernie, the costumes that my Mom sewed for my sisters and I when we were little|
|O's first year trick-or-treating. He was too little to know that we ate all his candy.|
|Last year's pumpkins|