If I’ve quoted Ray Bradbury once, I’ve quoted this line from Something Wicked This Way Comes a thousand or more times:
First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys.
And it’s not just rare for boys or girls or creatures of the night. A friend of mine said recently that Halloween is not just a holiday, it’s a way of life. I imagine a lot of you out there in there in the world, like me, have certain Halloween decorations which are on display in your homes all the year round. I imagine, like me, your home decor leans heavy toward horror movie memorabilia, or anything remotely horror, Halloween and macabre related. You out there reading this…we are birds of a feather, and that bird is a raven.
It’s okay to like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter. Hell, it’s okay to love them, I do. I like them all. But Halloween…See, it’s like this, it feels like we run to catch up to Christmas and Thanksgiving and wait around for the likes of July 4th and Labor Day and all that good stuff. Halloween, October, Fall– they catch up to us. We live it 365, 24/7.
If you choose to live Christmas everyday of the year, good for you. I support you. I understand that love.
But it’s Fall.
It’s almost October.
It’s our time.
So, yeah, you better watch out.