Thursday, October 25, 2012

Haunting the black air, braver at night

Today was a busy day once again, and I was tired, but after dinner I went for a walk with my daughter, taking some photographs of the autumn scenery. End of October is nearing, and it seems that we are importing more and more of Halloween traditions to Finland each year. I don't know whether I should be happy about this.

(Posting title is from the poem Her Kind by Anne Sexton.)


Cedric Canard said...

It's the same deal in Australia about Halloween. At least for you it is seasonally correct but for us it's Spring coming into Summer so we can't even predend it makes sense in that respect. Though I doubt anyone here knows what this feast signifies. Ask anyone here and you get answers about witches and zombies and pumpkins. That's about all it means to most Aussies.
I must admit I'm not a fan.

Juha Haataja said...

Cedric, here in Finland we have also in spring, a week before Easter, a tradition of children going around dressed as witches, asking for candies. This is a combination of western/eastern traditions (Swedish/Russian, pagan/Orthodox), but recently it has been taken over by dresses taken from Halloween. I doesn't feel so good either.