Ah, It’s Halloween

Halloween has to be one of the best holidays ever mutilated by the commercialization culture of America. When else can a “upstanding member of the community” go from vanilla to kinky without any long-term repercussions?  A simple “the costume was a dare” and anything that covers more than a bathing suit is fine.

Earlier this week I overheard two younger, female colleagues discussing their potential costumes for a party Saturday. Both of these ladies are ultra-conservative at work, wearing very modest, though professional clothes and generally shying away from any discussion of anything remotely related to sex. Girl A had been trying to figure out a matching costume for her and her boyfriend and looking to her friend for suggestions. Her friend had the brilliant idea of going as Christian and Anastasia from Fifty Shades. That suggestion shocked me into almost spilling the coffee I was pouring and drew a shush from Girl A. The last part I heard before returning to the series of endless meetings was “Ah, It’s Halloween, nobody will care.”

So here is to Halloween, possibly the best holiday of the year!

~OT Kipling

2 thoughts on “Ah, It’s Halloween

  1. Halloween is my favorite holiday for many reasons. . . Ok, candy and dress-up are chief among them 🙂

    While it does undoubtedly allow some elements of kink to be expressed more freely, I’ll admit awareness of this aspect of the holiday didn’t sit to well with me at first. This was a day for fantasy and fun, things I didn’t associate with my attraction to disciplinary spanking. I’m coming around though- even (especially?) with spanking, one should never take things too seriously.

    Lovely to see you back again! Hoping to hear more soon.

    • I agree that realizing some of the underlying psychological aspects of one’s choice of Halloween is, hmm, jarring, at first. The first time I ever heard anything about the someone’s choice of Halloween costume tells about the person was in a college psych course. We were on Freud at the time and the professor spent the whole class trying to make as many people uncomfortable about their intend costume choice. Of course Freud has been discounted by modern psychologists. 🙂

      I do have a few stories/chapters that are almost ready to publish. The whole real life situation place a huge crimp on my free time. Hoping to publish one next week.

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