The need to go out was increased by the fact that the city of Colorado Springs was basically closed down over the past few days. To say that I was going stir crazy would be to put it mildly.
There was a problem: I had no costume. I had no idea what to wear. One thing I've learned about creativity, though, is that it becomes more powerful as the date in question gets closer. Here's a chart to help visualize:
So, I'm worrying as one does when they don't have a costume for a costume party. I could go as me, but that's far too
And then I remembered an absurd-ish story that a friend of mine told. She has a cousin who, in her youth, dated a guy who claimed that he was a "Tai Chi street fighter." It has been a running joke in the family ever since. If you have learned anything about me, it's that I love silly things and inside jokes. My first blog post has a picture of me wearing a corgi hat after all. And this story included both silly things and inside jokes. So I told my friend about it, and she couldn't wait to help me put on some stage makeup to make my knuckles look like they just survived a brawl.
|My friend is immensely skilled|
And sometimes we need to have funny things to sustain us through the years. After all, being a diabetic on Halloween is nothing if not difficult. It is a day dedicated to becoming something else, walking around the neighborhood, and asking for candy. The first of which anyone with a chronic illness will tell you feels impossible, and the other two are quite literally dangerous for a diabetic.
For the record, it was a wonderful dance and an immense change of pace from being stuck inside for a few days.
Happy Halloween everyone!