Ah October my favorite month of the year. Harvest is in the air. Vibrant colors and festivities, these times we spend with our families.
Spooks are out, and ghouls about dressing up as someone you’re not.
I know I can’t expect all of my readers to celebrate Halloween because it is a tradition that is considered bad in some religions. However, I do like to acknowledge what October means for Spanish cultures. October 31st is El Dia De Los Muertos (The day of the dead) Which is also considered all Saints day(November 1st), is meant to represent those family members that you love , and who have passed. I once heard that if we baked our relatives favorite dish, and placed it on their gravestones that they would come up to eat the treat. This would then ensure that they could rest in peace another year, and not come out to tickle your toes. 😱 I don’t know the full folklore but that little campfire story stuck with me.
But in all honesty, for those of you that don’t know what This day is or what it means Click the national geographic link and check it out. Take the time to read the real story here —-> National Geographic
This post is mostly dedicated to fear today:
Since October is a time for fear, what are yours?
- I believe my greatest fear is death. It isn’t the act itself, but the pain involved that scares me the most. You hear about, and see people who suffered. Those are things that creep me out.
- Something bad happening to one of my kids. As parents we get paranoid, often have nightmares of our children getting hurt on a playground, at school, etc. I always wake up in cold sweats with my heart racing from those. I can’t help but keep those fears in the back of my mind n daily life.
Now, I may not be creative with my fear but I shared. Now readers, it’s your turn to share.
What’s your biggest fear?