“Evolving from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, modern Halloween has become less about literal ghosts and ghouls and more about costumes and candy. The Celts used the day to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, and also believed that this transition between the seasons was a bridge to the world of the dead. Over the millennia the holiday transitioned from a somber pagan ritual to a day of merriment, costumes, parades and sweet treats for children and adults.” (according to Google History)
Hopefully you’ve been out enjoying parties, bonfires, corn mazes & holiday bazaars and other activities that are common this time of year. Carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns and enjoying lots of little goblins knocking on doors and demanding candy from us.
I particularly enjoy themes and special events that crop up in our day to day on-going existence…something exciting to look forward to…. A change of pace.
I will take a little change of pace next week, as I take a short vacation with some of my family for a Pacific Cruise to Ensenada, Mexico… and little road trip through Las Vegas and home through San Francisco… it will be a fun little change that I’m looking forward to. I will have substitute teachers for all of my classes at the Caldwell YMCA that week, please be supportive and continue to attend my classes if you already do.
Enjoy the next month as we begin to transition again – the rest of the leaves will fall off the trees, the air will become considerably colder, we’re making and eating heartier meals, we’re beginning to plan for the upcoming holidays; and the scary season of Halloween, turns into the scary season of elections and voting for new politicians to represent us. Take time to study the issues before you cast that all important vote next Tuesday, the 8th of Nov.
Have a fabulous couple of weeks. Namaste'