As we walked by the Halloween display, a zombie popped up like a jack-in-the box. My four-year-old granddaughter screamed.
“Was that magic?” She asked breathlessly.
“There’s no such thing as magic,” Her eight-year-old cousin answered matter-of-factly.
Older by a few years and wiser by a few decades, another grandson looked at them and shook his head. “Actually, there is such a thing as magic. Don’t you think it’s magic that trees grow?”
Couldn’t have said it better myself. But that got me thinking. There is a certain magic about Halloween. Ever noticed how people transform when they don a Halloween costume?
I don’t know if it’s solid science, but dressing the part alters a person on the inside. It’s a well-known fact that wearing a uniform is an important part of many organizations. For example can you imagine soldiers, police officers or members of a sports team wearing whatever garb they want? The uniform unites a group into one force. To play any role convincing...