Ms. Dominique tweets for Halloween:
“ We do religious ceremonies as humans in order to create a safe place for our most complicated and suspect feelings of joy or of trauma, that way we don't have to haul these feelings around with us as they are forever weighing us down. We all need places of divine ritual for our own safe keeping.
“ You are absolutely and truly permitted to make up a ceremony, all of your own devising. I would suggest pirate hats and a plastic sword. And lots of Halloween candy. And maybe those funny candles that you can’t blow out. But I would avoid riding the appliances or playing with electrical outlets, as that can get dangerous. And don’t hire a clown, because you’ll just end up dating him and then breaking up with him once you discover how hard it is to get his balloons inflated.
“ Oh, and send your ex-boyfriend some loving thoughts and a pair of your used panties every time you thing about him--and maybe on odd-numbered Sundays--but then drop it. And absolutely no sexting! “