A mask is an article normally worn on the face, typically for protection, concealment, performance, or amusement. Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes. They are usually worn on the face, although they may also be positioned for effect elsewhere on the wearer’s body, so in parts of Australia giant totem masks cover the body, whilst Inuit women use finger masks during storytelling and dancing…….
During the first year of college and among the whole new world I was being introduced to at the time, I got to love custom parties, it was always liberating to present somewhere in disguise though it is inevitable that everyone knows who everyone is but still the idea of being someone else ,gave me more confidence and a sense of ease to loosen up
The preparations for my first costume party were exhilarating from choosing a character to getting the perfect costume along with its en par accessories to fire it up, and as the years went by ,being someone else became like a routine that can be carried out unconsciously.
This year and as always invitations for the various costume parties around town started flooding in from the beginning of October and as I was going through them a particular invitation drew my attention , it was from an anonymous person and even the location was undisclosed ,only some hints will be sent to me upon my reply confirming my attendance ,of course I was intrigued by the idea but what made me really consider it ,was the fact that I am the only one of my friends who got this invitation.
“Would you really go out with someone you don’t know” said my best friend to which I replied “Well, no one can possibly be worse than the people I do know”
And I RSVPed my attendance I started getting a message every day with some lines in it whether it is a medieval quote, a random song lyrics or anything and as random the messages were I was hooked up on them, they made me happy and they amounted to be the only thing I am looking forward to everyday.
And as a change I decided not to be in costume this year, I will try being myself for one night and see how this will work out.
On the day I received an email saying that a limozine is going to pick me up from my house at 8 sharp and will be taking me to the place , my adrenaline was over the top and I was feeling a mix of excitement and what the hell did I get myself into feelings ,I thought I should just cancel the whole thing but I knew I am in desperate need of a change and this might be exactly what I needed and worst case scenario I have my self defense in my bag and it is ready to be used ..
Here I was dressed up in my favorite dress , sky high heels inhaling deeply the warm breeze around that carried particles of my perfume to see the black limo moving from afar in my direction ……….
To be continued …..