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originally posted by: zosimov
a reply to: derfreebie
Oooh that's a great clip.
...[Shortened that quote]
I'll have to watch Halloween III-- never seen it, and definitely love John Carpenter.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
In my sleep I compose this poem
for in this sleep is my truest home
From which I feel I can comfortably stay
without an urge to wander or stray
Without the need for a single tether
to hold me still or keep me together.
Should I awake to all those others
in that World with ten thousand mothers
I know that I will never truly understand
for the life of another is a foreign land
Now I lay me down to sleep,
and I alone shall my soul keep.
When the nights grow stronger, shadows longer,
the chill creeps in,
the frost pounces
and all but the hardiest perishes.
The stark bare branches bear the remnants
Of Nature’s glorious vestiture withered and brown,
evoking a deep sense of loss--
--and by all appearances the light has lost...
And yet, is there not also a dormancy
a shedding, a renewal,
And once a year, on All Hallows Eve, we turn to fully face the darkness
the chill, the killing frost,
And to our glorious credit,
we throw our heads back,
Howl at the moon, laugh,
embrace the dark, embody it, make it our own,
revel in it even,
and wake up resurrected and whole.
Halloween is a celebration of the ascendancy of life.
And after the winter of the soul, we do thrive again,
on and on and for all time.
Our predecessors are closer than ever today;
Today we celebrate life.