Saturday, October 29, 2011

Trick or Trick ?

          Wikipedia (the famous search engine) defines Halloween as an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanternsbonfiresapple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. However the 21st century has an updated version of that old school description. The voice over in the 2004 movie Mean Girls clearly states the following: “ In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.”  Guess that puts an end to horror and an open casting call for “beauty pageant”. Remember what happened to poor Lindsay when she showed us as “Bride-Zillah?” Traditionally, costuming meant dressing up! (aka- guising in popular or supernatural figures) but nowadays, let’s just say that its turned into the “art of undressing”.
Whatever the definition, playing pretend is always fun and exciting. Nothing says Goodbye October like a perfect Halloween party – even if it turns into the perfect storm by the end of the night.
           As little girls we grow up watching Disney fairy tales, embodying every princess from Jasmine to Cinderella, dreaming of prince charming on a white carriage. Who are we kidding? We *still expect him to show up. Unfortunately, we learn that prince charming isn’t so charming after all – Reality strikes and we settle. For some reason, the word *settling is always followed by *less. “Don’t settle for less than u deserve!” says our best friend - “ It baffles me how men settle for catfish after they’ve tasted caviar.” says Blair Waldorf. I guess its safe to say that HBO & Disney have TRICKED us into believing fairytales without giving us back any TREATS. It’s a game of trick or trick.
For tonight, let’s indulge in wonderland and dress up like there’s no tomorrow. But when tomorrow comes, maybe we could turn *their tricks into *our treats. In other words, taking off costumes can be as much fun as putting them on because I guess there’s nothing more original than being yourself since everyone is already taken! (You didn’t hear it from me! Those are the famous words of Oscar Wilde). Easier said than done, huh? No worries, our true colors will always reveal themselves even when we stand in their way. I’ve finally found my color palette this season! (major PASTEL fever) – God I hope it lasts for a while – not in the mood for another soul searching trip! 18 major credits are overwhelming enough, Thank you very much.


  1. They need not masks or any costume. They wear their faces in the most monstrous and ugly way every day of the year.
    The ritual of seclusion from reality is only another means of escape from their horrid truth.
    A truth so far fetched to be understood by their narrow shells.
    Your words in vain shall get them nowhere, only make them stronger by their justification to become knowledgeable critics of their era. And as the famous Eli Wallach says: "Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.?". And thus they are the victim of their fake posture of pony tales.

  2. beautifully said .. and oh-so true