The longer post I had just written about morality and fundamentalism is gone 😦 Instead, I present my Halloween costume idea.
Lil’T is excited to be a witch. She has a sparkly black and pink costume with a huge hat. C-minor is the familiar in her adorable black cat costume. But that got me thinking about witches.
How can you think about witches without the fear-mongering? the hatred? the murders? the vilification of midwives, wise women, and unwanted children?
I have a neighbour who won’t let her kids be vampires, fairies, unicorns, zombies or witches. Her reasons are entirely religious. Sorry, but I find the religious people who think fairies and witches are bad imminently more terrifying.
This is my costume idea. A little macabre in that I would be walking behind my adorable witchy daughter at a community event, but maybe people would think. Maybe they would get that my fears, superstitions and self-righteousness are the real evil. Since I live in Canada’s bible buckle, maybe the picket signs would trigger something.