Self-tutoring about Halloween and holidays: the tutor examines special occasions such as Halloween.
Halloween examines the dead and the supernatural – what might lurk beyond what we can see. It stimulates the imagination. The decorations and costumes are appealing and exciting, but why?
Likely, most people don’t believe in witches, ghosts, etc – or if they do, they don’t fear them. I love Halloween, but sometimes I wonder why we are all willing to get caught up in its theme, only to abandon it the next day, and for the rest of the year.
Perhaps Halloween helps people learn more about those around them. For instance, suppose you work with George, who’s okay at the job. However, at Halloween, he really amazes you with his costume.
People can do that – they can seem ordinary, yet show surprising inspiration and creativity at occasions such as Halloween. When you see them do it, you realize they have hidden talents. Next, I’m left wondering what other qualities people have that I just don’t notice.
Looking at people’s jack-o-lanterns and decorated houses, you get the privilege of seeing something they’ve taken time and effort to show. In day-to-day life, people don’t often try to be spectacular, even if they can be. At Halloween, they might put in that bit extra to reveal their artistic, creative side that they probably think nobody will appreciate any other time.
Happy Halloween:)Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.