Well, I guess it could be a picnic, but it isn’t a very nutritious one because the main food on hand is candy, candy, and more candy. Yes, it is that time again: Halloween. And in honor of this fun-filled day of flights of fancy and other such fantastic frivolities, I humbly submit the following:
If you go out in the streets tonight you’re sure of a big surprise
If you go out in the streets tonight you’d better go in disguise
For every ghoul that ever there was will wander there for certain
Because tonight the trick-or-treaters will go door to door
Every ghoul or ghost who’s been bad is sure of a treat today
There’s lots of marvelous things to eat and wonderful tricks to play
Beneath the dimming street lamps they’ll trick and treat as long as they please
When the trick-or-treaters go door to door
Candy time for those who dare
Costumed mischief makers are having a lovely time I fear
Goblins, zombies and vampires, wandering the dark streets without a care
See them stealthly creep about
They love to hear you shout
And they travel in pairs
And twelve o’clock their Mummies and Daddies will turn off all the lights
‘Cause they’ve learned to not wait for their sprites
If you go out in the streets tonight you better not go alone
It’s lovely out in the streets tonight and not much safer at home
For every ghost that ever there was will go in search of candy
Because tonight the trick-or-treaters will knock on your door
Obviously, adapted from “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic.”
Halloween: one of the rare opportunities to either experiment with a personality/wardrobe that you wouldn’t normally chance or to let your true self (the one you normally have to keep hidden) out to roam the street for a few hours.
Plus, there is candy involved. That makes everything better anyway.
Whatever your case may be, trying out a new identity or breaking free from the shackles that bind you normally, remember to have fun out there tonight: partying, trick-or-treating, visiting a haunted house (staged or otherwise) or going for a moonlit walk through your local cemetery.
And don’t forget the chocolate!