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Masks

by Shari G (writer), West Hollywood, October 28, 2006

Why is it that on Halloween, the one day of the year, that people act more like themselves than any other day? Perhaps it's because we are so used to wearing these invisible masks every day of the year, that when we are able to pretend to be someone else, our real self emerges. For whatever reason, a lot of people feel the need to hide themselves behind a false veneer of a smile, of anger, of non-compassion, of many different emotions that really mask their true feelings. But I guess for me, why Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, is because people truly allow themselves to just BE. They give themselves an excuse to show their true selves because if anyone thinks they are crazy, they can just blame it on their costume. Silly huh? I think this year, everyone should just dress as themselves and forego the "mask" and just BE themselves. Now THAT would be quite the costume.


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By Annonymous on October 28, 2006 at 06:10 pm
I understand where you are coming from with this, and I enjoy how you write, but do you really think people are acting in their true nature on Halloween? People dress up as musicians, ex-presidents, lampshades and other household items, etc. Maybe it's me, but I do not see the correlation between dressing up, and people acting "more like themselves." Mark
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By Shari G on October 28, 2006 at 07:42 pm
I didnt mean their true nature as their costumes, I just meant more letting go, more not being concerned about what others think. Just being real and free. We all have so many masks we hide behind everyday, that for ME, this one holiday I feel, everyone just lets go and all the voices and other external crap disappears and people are just living and filled with joy. Just my humble opinion. :)
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