Nothing beats late night nosh. You know what makes it better? Eating it next to a couple dressed as the Riddler, and Harley Quinn. Yes folks, it's Halloween for the Muggles, and I love every minute of it.
We've all grown up with costumes, candy, and later on, too much booze and bad decisions. It may seem insensitive now, but the idea of being out of time, is timeless. Traditionally a time out of the year, these few days have been the Mardi Gras before the French Quarter was more than a sand bar.
For many Pagans, there are mixed feelings about the commercial holiday. It's cultural appropriation, it's insensitive, or it's just flat out tacky. I will never claim to be overly sensitive. I am however concerned with people staying in the spirit of fun. For my own sanity, I separate Samhainn and Halloween. Often we're alone in our spirit, but rarely in practice. It may be wishful thinking, but I take this time of year to share exuberance with those around me, despite differences in values. I bridge the two however by having a great night.
Pagans love a good time. There is no second half to that sentence. We're already weird. For this holiday season, I want to impress that on others. Go out, have fun, and share your weird. Most of the year we seem far afield from those around us in spiritual practice. Ironically, during the season when we believe the veils are raised between the worlds, we get closer to the person sitting next to us as well. Worlds overshadow, and we all reap the benefits.