Every year since I have been writing online I have struggled over what to do with October, particularly the last day of the month. Halloween is not something I celebrate or believe in. It seems that there is enough darkness, death and evil in the world without celebrating it. Let’s face it, in spite of it’s religious roots, modern day Halloween seems to have become just that — a celebration of darkness, death and evil and trying to make evil friendly.
So every year I struggle with what to do. One year I wrote about the Trick or Treat for UNICEF initiative to support a worthy cause. Another year I talked about alternatives to Trick or Treating. And yet another year I wrote an article about All Saints Day.
This year I decided there has to be something more uplifting we can turn our thoughts to during the month of October. I finally decided that we will celebrate apples here. Any why not? What’s not to love about apples? And there are so many things we can say about apples.
So put away your scary mask, cancel the séance and let’s have fun with apples.