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Monday, October 31, 2005
Happy Halloween!

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air...Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love halloween. I always have. I used to love to dress up every year. I think I've passed that playfulness on to my children. Our area has a lot going on during this time of year so we've already been to a playplace party, party and "trunk or treat." My little Dorothy (how does a 2 year old become obsessed with the Wizard of Oz?) was a little intimidated and preferred the safety of grandma and grandpa, but my Harry Potter is of the perfect, magical age of 8 when halloween is solely for him and his buddies. He's old enough to run around in the safety of his community under the watchful eyes of his parents and neighbors, without having to constantly stay in check and hold mom's hand. I'm still having a little trouble with this because I'm extremely over-protective and have difficulty letting go. How did he get so big and smart? He's 4'8" now! Anyway, I digress...as usual.

This year has been especially heart-warming for me for a couple of reasons. Firstly, this is our second halloween here and this year we actually know people in our community, which makes the events more enjoyable for us and the kids. Secondly, I'm sober and mindful of the blessings around me. Last year, I was at the depths of my addiction and self loathing. I found it hard to focus on anything other than my own insecurities and unhappiness. Don't get me wrong, we had a delightful halloween last year, but it's so much more...full...to be able to live in the moment and enjoy the pleasure of my family. Of course, I may take that back after my kids get so jacked up on candy they don't sleep for 3 days, but that's then, not now.

Whatever form your family takes, I wish you all a Merry, Merry Halloween! Have fun and enjoy life!

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