Saturday, October 31, 2009
Not Real Brains?
I went trick-or-treating tonite with my best friend and her boys. Terri was doing her makeup for her mummy costume, and even though I had decided not to dress up, when I watched her turning her already pale face even paler, I wanted to play too.
Zombies have been my secret shame as of late--I'm really digging the ravenous un-dead. I decided that being a zombie would be perfect because they're just regular people who are dead. And gross.
We deadened-up my pallor and blackened my eyes, but one thing was missing: blood. In a pinch, Terri found some old red, gel frosting in a little tube. It was perfect. I smeared it over my mouth and down my chin and decided I was done.
Marius was hiding in the living room and I decided to go show him my face. His eyes almost popped out of his head.
"What are you?"
"Why do you have blood on your mouth?"
"Because I eat brains."
He continued to be fascinated and disturbed by my face throughout the night. He would look at me intensely and then gesture toward my mouth and say things like "freaky," or "you need to get rid of that right now."
"You really don't like this, do you?" I asked him.
"It's not real."
"Not real brains?"
"No," I couldn't help but laugh, "Not real brains."
He leaned close to me and whispered, "I'm not really spiderman, either."