It's That Time of Year Again
Beirutista -
Ever since I can remember, this time of year casts a certain spell over me. And it all starts with Halloween. Growing up, the holiday meant costume competitions at school, plastic Jack-O-Lantern buckets brimming with candy, and eerie music. Our teachers would dress up in classic witch outfits, parade us around campus as we strutted our festive garb, and throw a classroom party festooned with black-and-orange cupcakes and a cauldron of dark punch. Though my costumes were terribly unoriginal and sometimes unrecognizable – my ninja suit one year puzzled a lot of spectators – Halloween always found me animated.

Ever since I can remember, this time of year casts a certain spell over me. And it all starts with Halloween. Growing up, the holiday me...

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