As with the orange tube of "tic tacs" that your "funny" aunt used to tuck away, every mask carries with it a different personality.  Will it be the hero - brave, bold and oozing charm?  Or the seductress - saccharine, slippery and slick?  Quite possibly the fool - with his / her japes and jokes?  Whatever the personality, people feel safe introducing it to the world behind the safety of a mask.

If I was hosting a Halloween party this year, I would throw a masquerade ball for all you fabulous bloggers out there, complete with flickering candelabras and a string quartet.  The theme would be a la The Masque of the Red Death by Poe (If you haven't read it yet, check it out for free here.  It'll put you in a Halloween kind of mood).  To me, there's something incredibly sexy yet incredibly scary and spooky about masks.  Is it not eerie how unrecognizable a person can be with something that covers only half of their face?  Pictures of the masked revelers at the Carnival in Venice leave me with shivers running down my spine but also a curious sense of fascination - who is it that's hiding under there and what / where is his or her real personality?

Would your mask be ostentatious with all sorts of colours and feathers or more subtle and mysterious?  And what personality would it come with?

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