Who else, but Sam Heimer, could we possibly celebrate Halloween with? He has, as far as we know, more love for the holiday than anyone should reasonably have, and that's just right for us. And, as we often do, we could make some comparison to what they think about their work to public space. But today isn't about art or ads or politics. Today is about celebrating a holiday, and Sam does this particular holiday better than anyone.
Here's what he told us:
"I’ve always had a soft spot for Halloween, and as the years pass I find lessons in the holiday that are more important now than ever. With the world on fire, it’s pretty easy to forget about the magic around us, about that fact that every innovation we have is a fine blend of cultural sharing, borrowing and at times stealing, that the veil between life and death is all too thin and we should celebrate both (life and death) while able, that we should be looking for guidance from those who went before us and got it right, and that the harvest, while rarely seen, is more important and frail now than ever. In the face of hardship and coming darkness, we used to light fires, feast, sing and dance, and revel in parlor tricks and games surrounded by our community. Now we just rant on Facebook and become more numb, scared, and distant."