TODAY THE WORDS are WHO IS IN THAT COSTUME? I have been reading and reviewing a wonderful author, Mary Kay Andrews, recommended by a friend in my quest to find my way through the writing world. While reviewing one of her works, LADIES NIGHT, I saw she was releasing another book and had dressed up for the book release party as a symbol of Santa Claus. It brought, along with the upcoming holiday of Halloween, a thought about costumes and what effect they have on us and our society. Let’s think about how many venues costumes play into this life. Children get introduced into costuming at an early age by Halloween, Trick or Treat, and all of us Ooh and Ah at their cute little angels, pumpkins, princesses, doggies, kitties, action heroes, etc. We act scared if they wear a scary outfit and go along with the act. There are costumes for adults and costume parties and it seems as if the “big kids” even get into the act more than the kiddies. We (and I don’t do costumes now) get into character and try our stab at “acting”. There are true costumes in which actors use to get into the “era” of the movie and it helps gives us the impression of reality of the period the movie is set. We have our Sports mascots and they represent! They stir the crowds into a shouting frenzy and add to the excitement of the game. We have the cartoon characters in theme parks that have us almost believing we are meeting Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and you know the rest of the gang. But what is all of the costuming saying for us as a society and a country? It really means we like a little escape from our normal lives; it doesn’t mean anything demonic; it is simply a “dressing up” and acting out a character’s image. It means we like to have a little fun and laughter as you have to agree, some costumes are hilarious. If you disagree with my thinking; that is okay as we have a right to believe or not believe as we see fit. I choose to want to see the children dressed up (hopefully they will come again this year as it would disappoint Greg as he buys enough candy for several hundred). We love movies of different periods which allow us a trip into history. A good scare might send a few to realize they need a higher power to keep them safe. Life is how we live and look at it. It is not always serious and if we are reverent to God and His Grace and keep the fun clean, I choose to believe in laughter and having a good giggle once in a while. Live life, love life, and live life to the fullest by smiling at the little ones. They keep us young!
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
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