I have all sorts of friends. Some goth, some are geeky (sometimes being geeky and goth go hand in hand) and a lot of them are not goth. They can be considered normal or mainstream but we get a long and some of these folks are close friends of mine.
The non-gothic folk always amuse me. I know it may sound like I am mocking them but in reality, I find it endearing, even cute on how they sometimes perceive things and sometimes, conversations with non-gothic folk can be very interesting. I learn about things they are passionate about and sometimes their passions differ from mine. I always welcome a good conversation and when someone is talking about an interest that is different from mine, (unless they are talking about a hockey game or baseball game they watched on tv then my eyes glaze over) I welcome these conversations. It is something out of my ordinary.
October rolls around and a friend of mine gets all depressed because it signals the end of summer and winter is around the corner. I, on the other hand, is welcoming October with open arms. I do not like the heat. I do not like the sun. I do not like summer. At all. I love fall. The leaves are changing colors, the temperatures are not so hot and life just gets better. Halloween is just around the corner!
Obviously this friend of mine doesn't quite get my love for Halloween and I find this depressing so I give the person a bunch of fun Halloween stuff, as a gift. Here I am hoping to spread joy and am innocently thinking that this would be the coolest gift in the world!
Halloween rolls around. I am all happy and shit. A couple of days later, my friend returns all the Halloween décor. The reason why: It put me in the spirit but now I have no use for it.Wait? What? You have no use for it? Whaaaat? I was completely gobsmacked when it was mentioned I could put it with my Halloween stuff to use for next year.... I usually keep most of these things out ALL YEAR ROUND and have a few items (the annoying or breakable ones) that do get stored away for the following year. I have very few articles that I actually I put out to decorate for Halloween. Most of it is everyday household items. In fact, if I wasn't working as a receptionist that needs to keep a professional looking front entrance, most of that shit would be out on my desk year long! How can you NOT want some cool, kitschy Halloween stuff? What's wrong with you?
I was stumped. I keep forgetting that not everyone sees things the way I do! Non-gothic people can amuse me at times. Got to love the well meaning normals! It was just too cute. Who doesn't NEED Halloween decorations, really???? So darling like-minded readers, the following meme (see below) is dedicated to you:
It's just like Ministry said, darklings, when you're a goth, "Everyday is Halloween"!!