It’s October 31st and the sun is setting outside my window. Any moment now my neighborhood will be bursting with costumed children chaperoned by their parents.
Halloween used to be a thing. Now it’s not.
I remember hitting the streets with my friends (no parents) and begging for candy until we dropped on the lawn unable to move an inch. That was the 70s.
Now it is the second decade of the 2000s and I am sitting here in a rapidly darkening room with the porch light off waiting for Charlie Brown to come on. I’ll sit on my couch and eat my bowl of candy all by myself. Then I’ll go to bed and wake up for work tomorrow.
What a wonderful life.