I realize that Fall can be a gloomy time of year, with winter just around the corner. Perhaps that is why many traditional cultures reflected on death and sorrow at this time of year, in events like Samhain (pronounced sow-ween--it's Gaelic), or Dia de los Muertos. Yet even those festivals were not a time to give in to despair, but rather, a time to find new hope for the living while honoring the memory of those no longer here.
It is with that in mind that I say, I would prefer to emphasize and embrace the happier, more positive side of Halloween, where people do not transform themselves into scary, demonic looking beings, but rather transform into radiant, heroic, better versions of themselves. Halloween can be a time where we shed our limitations and aspire to more, instead of gazing into the pit of impending demise and forsaking hope. I choose not to live my life with the dread of death circling my head like a bird of carrion. I choose to be a happy person in general, and even at a dark time of year with winter nipping at our heels, I make my own sunlight. Therefore, I recommend that people look for ways to be more positive this Halloween and choose not to consume the gloom. Tell those around you that you would rather celebrate the life and vitality that you still have, precisely because it will not last forever.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Sarah Palin tried to jump into the New Jersey senate race recently and told Corey Booker "not to measure the drapes just yet", because she was going to help tea party nutjob Steve Lonegan pull a come from behind victory. As usual, Sarah's false prophecy has failed to materialize, since Booker beat her pants off last night. Of course, crazy Steve had his own false prophecy that he had a plan to single-handedly defeat Obamacare and that "Obama would fold" in the government shutdown. How's that working out for you, Steve?
Yet again we were told that Antichrist Paul Ryan was going to save Republicans by working some kind of deal with Obama that would avoid ignominious defeat for the GOP in their latest budget showdown. Yet today the GOP, with their tail between their legs, accepted defeat and voted to reopen government, admitting that the whole shutdown had been for nothing. I guess Paul Ryan is used to defeat at the hands of Obama, however. Some antichrist he's turning out to be. One would think that he could have at least worked a little voodoo magic on Obama or something. I guess he primarily specializes in Voodoo economics though, not voodoo in general.