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Halloween Scrooge?

I had "Annie" rehearsals Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. I'm always wired afterwards and can't get to sleep right away. As a result, I'm exhausted. I decided last night that I was NOT going to get up an hour earlier than usual so Bellatrix could make an appearance at the office. I am the ONLY person who dresses up, and as I'm too exhausted to party tonight, I didn't feel like making the effort just for that.

Three people (out of 21) did ask me why I wasn't dressed up, so that was kind of nice. If I had decided to wear Gerard, which I've never worn there, I probably would have done it, but with the new Harry Potter movie coming out in a few weeks, I'll save Gerard for next year.

There are some local parties tomorrow night, so I may get my Bella on for that. One place offers "scareaoke." I like to sing as someone else. I did it as Adam Lambert last year, which was exceptionally fun. :)

I am extremely disappointed that I won't be handing out candy to the kids this year, either. I have a rehearsal that I can't miss. We open in two weeks!

Sunday, I WILL be wearing Bellatrix to church. Yes. With the blessing of my pastor, mind you.

To that end, I wrote a letter to the editor regarding the "evils of Halloween" that some superstitious Christians decry. It will be published tomorrow, if it's published at all.

"For at least the last couple of years on this week, I have seen a “Halloween is evil” letter to the editor.

"I have loved celebrating Halloween since I was a child. I never saw anything wrong with it, and neither did my family, although we are Christians.

"It is fun to dress up as someone else, whether pretty or scary or silly. I still dress in costume when I hand out treats to the kids.

"But some speak of how evil Halloween is, and that we should not celebrate a holiday that “glorifies death.” It is like they are afraid of it, as if celebrating Halloween is going to actually cause some great evil to curse our society.

"My pastor once did a sermon about this, saying that Halloween does not glorify death. Rather, it mocks death. As Christians, we have nothing to fear from death, let alone a holiday that pokes fun at it.

"With Halloween falling on Sunday this year, I will mock death in church. You will find me directing the choir with my magic wand as we also celebrate All Saints Day and remember those who have already conquered death."


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Oct. 30th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
Amen to this!

Eric & I are going out tomorrow night dressed as Goth Vampire w/Vampire-In-Transition. (I'll use Ripley's scar stuff to make him bite scars. YAY!) I need to make up names for us before then.

Eric doesn't know it yet, but he's getting his own wig tonight for his birthday. It's a long dark one, described as "Aragorn" sometimes. He saw it and it reminded him of Steve Vai, the guitarist. He doesn't know I was able to get it so fast... ;D

It will be interesting to see how it is "costuming" with him. There was that time nearly 20 years ago when I dressed as the cat for Carnival, but I don't think he dressed up... at least I don't remember him doing it.

Have fun with Annie! (I'm sure you are!)
Oct. 30th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
Hope you and Eric have a great time! :)

Oct. 30th, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)
I hope he likes the wig. I bet it will look good on him. ;)

Oct. 30th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
You and Eric costuming together, there must be pictures!

Oct. 30th, 2010 12:48 am (UTC)
The "Annie" performance thing is so exciting! Wish I could come!
Oct. 30th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
I wish you could come, too!

It's a fun show. We're doing the more retro 70's version, not the newer, more serious version that bombed in 2006. So it's all about laughs.
Oct. 30th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
Good luck with your rehearsals. Hope you're able to get enough rest.

That's a cool letter. I hadn't thought about the whole concept of Halloween mocking death, but that's an interesting perspective. Growing up in a Christian household my sister and I were still allowed to dress up and go trick-or-treating, but we were told not to "celebrate" it, or at least the meaning behind it, if that makes any sense.
Oct. 30th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
It makes sense when you don't understand the meaning behind it.

I never could explain why it was OK in my mind until I heard this sermon. Then it completely made sense.

Yes, I will be at the theater pretty much every day/evening from Sunday on until we open. At least I got to sleep in today. ;)
Oct. 30th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
I am fond of putting the question to such Christians who decry anything concerning death ... why are you so afraid of death, don't you believe in the afterlife?
Oct. 30th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
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