Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween!

I am keeping myself away from trying to google Halloween before I write this down..

How much I didn't care for this event up till evening 7pm. I switched on the classics radio station in Cincinnati. Programming blew me away! This is how the violins sound the best. The coarseness in them, thumping pianos, hollow flutes, church bells, and not taking anything away from the presenter and their voice antics. I was walking back from work with pumpkins lighted in the street. And then imagined myself just walking through with such tunes and such creepiness. It was an experience that might make me come back to same station same time next year. I did not have chance to make to any halloween parties which really didn't appeal more than gala orgies of fun and costumes and :) ...

any case.. so why Halloween? an event to mark longer nights over shorter days? winters and its chill?  I do not know. However, it is anything but how any one should look at festivals.

Festivals mark celebration of human spirit to take control over their fears and Halloween marks it in least subtle way. This is when mind takes it turn against unknown and fearsome. The festivals mark the oneness and fearlessness. The festivals and celebration is of our existence in this planet for 10,000 years. So when you hear the spookiness in the music, the mind reminds you of the struggle humans have had through its lifetime. The fear of night doesn't diminish with bulbs burning incandescently. The struggles aren't gone. Their would be even worse troubles but even merrier victory of human kind.

I wish I could put up tunes I am listening to, right here. As that can only really give this blog the Halloween experience I am talking about.

I do not know any of these artist but for the Classical station here -
Devil's sonata - tartini


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