What I used to enjoy about Halloween was that people had a sense of play, of the power of the mask to both reveal and conceal. Fun is fun, and fun is play.
Today, though, it seems more about buying some outfit and then trying to use it to get what you want; candy or later, sex. The replacement of the handcrafted with the purchased seems to make even the wearing more commercial.
I miss the play that went on, but we seem to live in an age where people have been too terrorized to let down their guard, terrorized by the media and the government in so you can be controlled.
Scary is fun, but terror ain’t.