On this day, one of my favorite holidays, even more than the candy containing peanut butter, more than the roasted pumpkin seeds and caramel apples, even more than the
dressing up as someone or something I am not in normal life…I love the
creativity people express on Halloween.
Beyond the store purchased masks, the perfectly sewn costumes from grandma, I so love seeing what people come up with. This morning at my kid’s school the secretary
dressed as pumpkin pie with whip cream on top and no she wasn’t walking around in a cardboard cut-out of a pie. She wore a pumpkin pie colored long sleeve shirt and attached the mathematical symbol for pi with black duct tape on the front of it. She had a white hat that looked like whip cream. Simple, but creative. A mom tutor went as Tina Fey’s character, Liz Lemon, the kids had no clue who she was I’m sure, but the adults did.
And that’s the other thing I love about Halloween, it is not just for kids, it is a holiday
for us adults too. If we don’t feel like we are the creative type, then we can just enjoy the creativity of others and if we let go a bit, be inspired.
by J.G. McGlothern