I love Halloween because it’s the one time of the year when I can put aside my normal fears of life and choose to temporarily be scared of the things that go bump in the night again. When did I stop being scared of vampires and start being scared of my boss? Ok, I can answer that one, but it’s all Ann Rice’s fault. Until Lestat, I was scared of vampires. But when did witches stop being instruments of terror and start being a convenient name to call a co-worker? Ok, I can answer that one too, and Elizabeth Montgomery has some explaining to do.
The following quotes are associated with the fears of adults (my fear of ghosts and other spirit entities doesn’t count). At Halloween, I spend so much time creating artificial fear, that I find myself forgetting about the real ones. To bring myself back to the real stuff, here are some of my favorites.
Introduction and quote compilation by Laura S. Moncur, Staff Writer.
- “Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.”
- Sir Francis Bacon, Essays , “Of Death”
For more information about Halloween (you’ll have to explore fear on your own), try these links:
- The Ultimate Halloween Page – Great place to find icons, backgrounds, fonts, animations, screen savers and anything else you need for Halloween.
- Halloween Central – Links to sites about vampires, witches and ghosts. Go there just to see the cool, bloody borders.
- Full Moon – Halloween safety for the little ones.
- Ghosts, Spirits, Shades & Spectres – Spooky stories to thrill your friends at the Halloween party.