“Zumbi was known for weaving a spiritual approach into hip-hop, reflected in his searching, mystical lyrics, and in the title of Zion I’s debut album Mind Over Matter, which The Source nominated for Independent Album of the Year.”
All your albums were soundtracks for my spiritual journey. First time I saw you live was at Sacramento State University back in 2006 and by the way they were free events. You did yearly concerts there and I attended every one of them. I recall watching you come on stage for the first time. You took off your shoes before getting on stage. I get it, you wanted to be grounded with the stage to send the message to us listeners. Thank you for your passion that you spread through Hip Hop. You will live on forever. ✌️📿🙏📿
What happens to the kids that saved Pip in The Halloween Tree? What happens when they grow up? Let’s not forget how they owe a year at the end of their lives to Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud. When they’re all grown up, do they carry on tradition? If they’re all moved away from each other, do they stay in touch? Do they celebrate Halloween as adults? In my opinion, the answer is a profound yes.
Maybe one of the friends settled down with Jenny? God I hope there’s no feuds. See what I think about? Lol! If you base these questions off of the book, there’s a total of 9 friends. I personally like the movie version (total of five kids). I remember watching it as a kid and recalling a lot of it growing up. Now as an adult, I still remember a lot of it, and here I am thinking of these questions. Why? Because I feel I am in their place. You damn right I celebrate Halloween as an adult. And I don’t mean dressing up in a cheap costume and going to a house party and all that. That’s not what the characters of The Halloween Tree would do.
The history and life lessons those kids learned at that young age will have them looking at the holiday as a day they witnessed the power behind Samhain, and all the supernatural forces we don’t see with the naked eye. They will never forget what happened on that night they saved their friend Pipkin. This is how they observe Halloween for the rest of their lives; they go out at night to celebrate LIFE. The origins of Halloween and its association with death, is a lesson to teach you not to fear it. Once you overcome that fear, death no longer controls you. Perhaps Moundshroud will see that on the last year of their lives and give them a pass as “you have learned and served well children.”
The let children of today and generations forward know about the true history of Halloween. Have them recognize it as Samhain if they wanna get down to the true roots of it all. For that the roots of the Halloween Tree are strong and deep. Uneducated adults look at the holiday as an excuse to party and dress skimpy. That’s not the essence at all. The portal to the other realms open on Halloween, don’t look like a treat to the beings of that realm… you will not like it. You need to trick them before they trick you… have fun tonight y’all. Stay safe.