"When we give our children the freedom to take those first steps out into the dark of Halloween night, we are allowing them to learn, first-hand, that the foreboding darkness that will envelop them will not, in fact, consume them.
...at every open door on Halloween night, children and their parents are enacting the universal principle of giving — namely, that it is good (indeed it is a sign of our inner humanity) that we can willingly open our doors and give generously to complete strangers, even to those who wear masks, making them unrecognizable and frightening to us. There is always more than meets the eye.
Halloween can be as grace-filled as it is black-dark, a night to discover, year after year, that when we venture out into the darkness of the unknown, the night can be beautiful. Others are kind. Evil is actually a lot like a monster mask, and after an exhilarating few hours of exploring the dark, we can always return to the light of home, safe and sound."
Our little one dressed up as a zombie that has molluscum disease. Some of the other children copied the looks too. They looks horryble :)) .
-from the blog-post Facing Our Darkness on Halloween Night by Caroline Oakes, on the always fantastic On Being website
(Thank you, Micah.)