Avoiding the Inversion Ritual: Why I Won't be Doing Halloween This Year - Page 2
I watched my mom die. I think it changed me. I believe people should be able to opt out of Halloween without having to explain themselves. I'm even feeling a bit resentful of the fact that I'm expected to buy candy for kids I don't know. I'm feeling some need to put up a sign of some kind explaining myself. Do people post signs explaining why they don't celebrate Christmas, or why they don't celebrate Valentine's day, or why they don't celebrate any other holiday? But Halloween... if we don't have candy for the kids at the door, we have to worry about them egging our house or... something worse. It's a kind of societal peer pressure I'm feeling, a kind of obligation.