After totally failing at keeping up with the blogroll, I am here to make another effort. This week’s question:
What is your favorite holiday and why?
At this point, I think my favorite holiday is Halloween. I love the idea of having one day of the year where I can pretend to be someone or something completely alien from my everyday life.
It’s rare that I choose an alternate identity for that night that I would want to maintain 365 days out of the year. I enjoyed playing Robin for a night (i turned him into a her and turned his little green briefs into a cute skirt), but I’d rather not have to have a secret identity to get through the rest of my life or spend my evenings fighting insane bad guys. Although if it meant I got to hang out with Christian Bale on a regular basis, I could go for it…
That said, I really do enjoy taking a break from the mundane everyday to have a chance at something extraordinary. So, one year I was a pirate wench, and one year I was a faery. Once, when I was really little, I went as Miss Piggy. I don’t know which is more extraordinary, dressing as a chubby pink pig or that I remember doing so. *grins*
364 days out of the year, I am a normal, boring person. I do my normal, boring job. I go home to my normal but cute little house to my husband. I won’t say that he’s normal — he can be pretty extraordinary in and of himself — but we have a normal life together.
But that 365th day… On that day, I get to be someone entirely outside the realm of normal, boring me. Someone interesting. Someone with more spice.
That is why Halloween is my favorite holiday.