Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Perfect Costume

            It’s my favorite time of year again.  Leaves are falling, sweater weather has begun, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and best of all, Halloween is next week.  When else can children and adults alike run around in crazy costumes, instilling fear and searching for candy (and other things)?  It’s the one night when it doesn’t matter who you really are, just who you want to be.  The masks, capes, and latex that people don every October give them the freedom to create a new persona for just one evening.
            Anyone who says that they are too old for a costume is lying.  I’ve been there—at one point I certainly thought I was too mature for this seemingly childish game of dress up—but that was a weak conclusion to draw.  Halloween is all about forgetting maturity for a couple of hours.  Kindergarteners, college students, doctors, waiters, and even teachers drop those titles and create their own.  In fact, the young often dress up as the old and vice-versa.  This way, a 45 year old can go back to high school and a high schooler can become an adult.  It doesn’t matter where someone is in their life, Halloween will always be a night of mischief excitement.

            I’m not sure what I’m going to be for Halloween.  Hopefully it’ll come to me sometime in the next seven days.  Over the years I’ve gone from pumpkin to baseball player to scream and a dozen other goofy costumes.  But that’s enough about me; I’d like to hear from you.  What are you wearing this year?  Send in a photo to

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