I love Halloween. And yes, I realize it’s November 4th and I’m a little late. My town is actually having make-up trick-or-treating today since Snowtober ruined Monday’s festivities.
Dressing up is definitely my favorite part of this holiday. Ever since I was little, I have loved to play pretend. My nose was buried in a book for the majority of my childhood and I used to act out the stories. I once spent an entire week living in my closet and refusing to eat anything but table scraps when I was reading A Little Princess.
There’s something alluring about getting to be someone else. Even if it’s just for a brief moment in time, you can feel what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes. I think that’s why I fell in love with acting. It never felt like I was performing, never felt like I was on stage. I was thinking someone else’s thoughts, saying someone else’s words, feeling someone else’s emotions.
It’s been awhile since I acted, but Halloween is still that chance to revert to my childhood game of pretend.