Hallowe’en

Why anyone would wish to celebrate such things is beyond me

Once in Russia, I was walking down a dark hill with a girl, taking her back to her door and she got into the topic of a sense of danger.

She spoke of things like her flat being far colder than usual, of a sense she had that all was not right. A couple of decades earlier, there was a girl I knew whom I’ve blogged on before.  Both of these were not what I’d regard as superstitious or easily given to panic.   One was quite worldly, the other not so much – more of a creative soul.

The things the Russian said chimed in with what I’ve also experienced and no, this is not another Private Frazer dark Scottish tale of doom.   One thing that seems strange to me is that blunt, gruff people, curmudgeons, usually don’t have such experiences and if you describe such an experience, you’re seen as a brick short of a load.

They might even be right but equally, I do think there is something out there and I think it can come in when called or when one does something to cause it.  In other words, it is induced.   Reason to keep the head below the parapet?   I don’t think so – better to take on whatever it is.   Better for the character.

Which is a longwinded way of saying I feel some danger this evening for the next few days, personal danger.   The things I write I’m always in danger and it never impinges as a rule.   This one’s a rare feeling.  Naturally I’m going to be careful tomorrow, shake things up a bit, change things around and we’ll see.

I don’t like Hallowe’en for very simple reasons.   I also know what happens on that night, the bit which never gets reported, the bit which would scar the children if they knew what they were really celebrating.  It’s much better the following two days and yet, in a similar way, I get this feeling that celebrating All Souls actually brings on things too which have been dormant.   Still think we should remember them but this is not a temporal time and known enemies of the power are most certainly a target.

Seems to me that while we shouldn’t fall into the superstition trap, it doesn’t pay to dismiss hostile intent.   I’m not speaking of the messages I get virtually daily, vilifying me [you can see the less extreme ones in "Others say"] because by definition, the people this blog attacks are the type who would do such things and what they say speaks far more about them than me.   This has nothing to do with that.

Nor is it related to me slicing off the tip of my thumb earlier this evening and sticking it back on, nor the hot water taps suddenly breaking and water going everywhere, nor some other things arriving in the mail which I’ll deal with next week.  Nor is it the hexes I supposedly have on me according to a friend of mine from the other side.

As Chuckles is wont to say – it might be nothing.

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Late note:  No sooner does one post a post like this than someone with real troubles pops up.   Thoughts are with him.  Sort of puts things in perspective.

6 Responses to “Hallowe’en”

  1. Geoffrey S October 26, 2012 at 22:24 Permalink

    Keep the faith, James

  2. banned October 26, 2012 at 22:59 Permalink

    Most of the local pubs seem to be jumping on the halloween bandwagon, don’t think I will be tempted.

    As I recall Halloween was a minor event in childhood, a mere precurser to bonfire night.

  3. Don QuiScottie October 27, 2012 at 00:27 Permalink

    Me and my missus always go out on Halloween, from 5 until about half nine, when we will be safe from damn little kids ringing our door bell and asking damn stupid “trick or treat?” (to which I am always tempted to say, “I’ll have a treat thanks,” and hold my hand out expectantly).

    Anyway, it was nice to read “..dark Scottish tale of doom. One thing that seems strange to me is that blunt, gruff people, curmudgeons…” For just a line or two it truly felt as if I belonged here. Thanks :)

  4. CherryPie October 27, 2012 at 00:58 Permalink

    Yes strange incidences do happen. I have many such tales.

    But as I have told you before you need to focus on positive thoughts!!

    Like DQ I avoid Halloween until the kids are likely to have gone to bed even if that just means turn the lights out at the front of the house and hibernate in the back room ;-)

  5. Sackerson October 27, 2012 at 08:35 Permalink

    I’m confused: Hallowe’en is before All Saints Day (Nov. 1st), shouldn’t have thought anything creepy there; whereas All Souls Day is November 2nd. Shouldn’t the weird stuff be brought out on the evening of Nov. 1st?

  6. wiggiatlarge October 27, 2012 at 10:14 Permalink

    Well I can’t escape any of it, it’s the wifes birthday and if I don’t take her out for a meal or something i’m in danger of being turned into a frog !

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