Black Dahlia: Halloween 2015

Oct. 31, 2015, Halloween

Judging by Instagram, there are some people in the world who see nothing wrong with dressing up as the victim of a vicious, brutal murder.

 

Oct. 31, 2015, Halloween
Make that a lot of people.

Oct. 31, 2015, Halloween

Actually, a lot of lot of people.

Oct. 31, 2015, Halloween
Maybe someone will explain this it to me. I don’t get it.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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3 Responses to Black Dahlia: Halloween 2015

  1. aryedirect says:

    Halloween is a ritual for confronting death.

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    • CARMELITE says:

      ‘Halloween’ is All Hallows Eve, a Christian holy day preceding All Hallows Day and, next, All Souls Day, and is best described, if inadvertently, by 16th century monk John of the Cross in ‘The Ascent of Mount Carmel,’ Book 2, Chap 1. So, indeed, Halloween is a ritual for confronting Death, but once we confront Death, what do we do then? Quail in terror as our nihilistic culture prescribes for us in film after film, book after book, newscast after newscast? Belay that! Maybe Betty Short somehow exemplifies for many of us the most unfortunate victim of Death, but why not instead disguise ourselves as something that can destroy Death? Unless, of course, we have no idea what that might be.

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  2. aryedirect says:

    Halloween is a fairly safe ritual that allows us to confront our fear of death. That is a very healthy approach to handle what we fear most. Me thinks.

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