Halloween Anticipation

Halloween anticipation is mounting around here and my almost five-year-old can barely leave the house without her costume.

Luckily in the city, there are more free Halloween celebrations in the week leading to the holiday than even we die-hard Halloween devotees can possibly attend. Playgrounds, schools, non-profits, for-profits-- everyone it seems is hosting Halloween celebrations between now and Monday.

I vividly remember the build-up, the enchantment, the adventure of Halloween as a child. As the holiday nears, may we all hold on, just a little bit, to that childhood wonder of all that's possible.