Friday, November 5, 2010

Goblins Welcome

Love your headline "Boo Haiku." Unreal goblins, pirates, Dead and Undead are all welcome. Halloween is turning into the feel-good holiday, when it's fine to be the other, the outsider. Of course, the outsiders adhere to a sort of safe codei—i.e. witches and zombies are pretty safe bets, which makes them sort of insiders. Although Halloween's roots included some spiritual rituals, the 'een is now devoid of any religious partisanship and full of pirates sans ships. It's sort of community theater. One block in NYC seemed to be dressed by Broadway set designers, with the ever-present trash bags almost hidden in the dark of night.

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