I always hated the day after Halloween.
No more, no more pretending you were someone else, no more free delicious candies from strangers, it was such a bummer.
I’m glad we have kids in my neighborhood that trick-or-treat. I get way too much joy from promotinghappiness via the distribution of . And the kids had some great costumes this year.
I think that’s why I am so pro-Halloween. Halloween is gives us all permission to be kids. You can beor funny or special or sexy or or even slutty bacon. People give you things for free. You’re allowed to be silly and spooky and bizarre. And life’s not really any of those things.
Life is pretty mundane. You go to work. If you are lucky you like your work, but from what I understand most people don’t. You go to the Lean Cuisine. Sometimes you have to scoop your cat’s poop. Sometimes there is laundry. Sometimes tv happens. Sometimes reading. Sometimes not. Costumes, and candy, and fun, and whimsy, these things don’t usually happen in reality.. You go to the gym. You come home. Maybe you cook dinner. Maybe you heat up a
So you find your whimsy in other ways: sports or movies or books. Cosplayers find their magic by dressing up multiple times a year, which explains a lot about me of course. If you are lucky you have whimsy in your relationships. I like to think I’m lucky in that sense. Also, cats are magic, and I have two of those. Their poop isn’t magic though, but that’s okay. Magic can be messy.
But really, life is not sparkly guys, so you’ll have to forgive me if I am a bit bummed that Halloween is over. The decorations will all come down by the end of the week, because I try to keep my decorations current, and they’ll go back into their boxes in the attic. Pictures will go on Facebook, costumes will go back in the closet. They’ll reemerge for Dragon*Con of course. But Halloween is over.
So I hope y’all had a wonderful Halloween and experienced some of that childhood excitement and joy. My apologies to all y’all in the snow is terrible.,
I might be taking a mini-hiatus on the blog. Well, not so much a hiatus as I won’t necessarily be posting every day. I’ll definitely be keeping up with my Work of Art liveblogs and will post when the inspiration comes, but I’m going to take a bit of a break from trying to come up with something new every day. I promise this won’t be forever! I’m adjusting to a new schedule, and once I figure out the best way to balance the work and the gym and the blog and the rest of my life I’ll get back to it.
So thanks for joining me for Halloween month. I hope you had as much fun as I did, and I hope that your Halloween was magical.