Here is my attempt to put the spirit back in Halloween! This video fable is only 3 mins. long. The written text is below the video.
Trick or Treat?
The Secret of Halloween
Every year in the fall, there happens quite a scene a day I can be whatever I want, a day called Halloween.
I dream up some great costume, anything from A to Z
the hardest part is just choosing, what do I want to be?
For on this very special day, I can be anything I want
a frog, a prince, a fairy queen or a monster out to haunt.
I know I’m not a monster, but everyone pretends
that they don’t know the secret, I’m telling you my friends
My costume is not who I am, I’m hidden deep inside
but once a year on this night, the real me gets to hide.
I pretend that I’m a monster, (Roarrrr) and I totally act it out
and I forget who I really am, because that’s what it’s all about
Because in choosing to forget you see, I create the magical chance
to remember who I really am and why we do this dance
Then my friends and I put on our masks and we go walking door to door, but I have already forgotten, what do we do this for?
Sure we get some candy, but is that really all there must something deeper to this ritual of the Fall.
Perhaps all this Halloween fun has a certain goal, is it trying to remind me, is it something about my soul?
Like when I say “Trick or Treat?” What am I asking you to do? To see past my trick to the treat that’s shining through?
And by putting that candy in my bag are you are you saying that you know that the secret underneath my mask, is the treat that is my glow
My costume is not who I am, it only covers me and when you look into my eyes, is there a glow you see?
A glow that’s coming from inside, is that another clue to handle? it reminds me of a pumpkin carved, inside of it a candle.
And why is the Halloween mascot a pumpkin in the night so when we look into it’s eyes we could see it shining bright?
Just like your body or a costume the pumpkin knows what’s true that’s why the pumpkin’s smiling, it’s trying to show you
That Halloween is just like life, they really are the same
It’s our annual human version of a very much bigger game
You see your body is not all you are, there is flame down deep inside and when I look into your eyes, your glow you cannot hide
And that’s the Halloween secret, it’s scary and it’s sweet
and remembering who I really am, now that trick is a treat.