I don’t know if I’ll go trick-or-treating this Halloween. I don’t like candy half as much as I used to. But that still doesn’t mean I’ve outgrown thinking about what I’ll be–for example, this year I’ve decided I’d like to be a Lumineer. Yes–this is an obsession with a band. ANYWAY
The dressing up for Halloween has always been my favorite part of it all. There’s a part of me which always wants to be something different–someone different–I am a writer, and in my head I always switch into the mind of someone new. Halloween is the one time a year that I can dress up as someone else, not just think like someone else.
There’s always going to be that explorer inside of me wanting more than anything to experience life from another person’s point of view. I tell stories–I get into the minds of my characters–I feel what they do, hurt like they do, we even tend to share the same tastes. If I have one day a year to be someone else, why not?
(Except this year I actually want to be a part of my favorite band…but it isn’t a huge difference, is it?)
But how do I be a Lumineer? I could try to find a dress like Neyla’s, though she’s got so many that it would be hard to choose (and they’re all lovely!) I could throw in suspenders, or just throw a hat onto whatever lovely dress I choose. I’ll figure it out.
Halloween is the one time a year this is a problem.
I hope you’re having this much fun, too!