I’m writing this just after midnight on Friday. Here are a few glimpses of what it’s like to be in my house tonight, on Devil’s Night.
What is it about this holiday that I love? I’m asked this question every fall.
I’ve realized it’s that element of the unexpected that this time of year brings. Usually I don’t like surprises, but in October, I eagerly await them, whether I’m groping my way through the darkness of a haunted house or turning down candy aisles at the drugstore.
Mundane daily routines like driving down a neighborhood street instantly transform into magic at the sight of a carved jack-o-lantern or the first chords of “Werewolves of London” on the radio. I come alive when I experience these unanticipated thrills, and during this season they are lurking around every corner.
Tonight is a full moon, the first one to fall on October 31st in 19 years. May its brightness bring you some joy in an otherwise dark and uncertain year. I hope that everyone who sees this has an incredible Halloween!! And, as always, thank you for reading. –K.O.