Over the next few days we will be celebrating the festival of Samhain, better known as Halloween. According to Celtic tradition this is the beginning of the New Year. It's the end of the bright days of summer and the beginning of the dark days of winter. It's a contemplative time, a time to be meditive, introspective. A time to curl up in front of the fire and do the quiet restful things that the long summer evenings somehow distract us from. It's the deep season.