Rightly or wrongly, Halloween has left indelible marks in my noggin. When I was a kid and all the way through college to my Army days, I never dressed as a girl for parties. Not to say I didn't want to desperately, just didn't have the courage to do it (which turned out to be my problem for nearly five decades.)
|Unidentified Cross Dresser|
Looking back, the problem was, these experiences just were opening a gender Pandora's Box. If you take one of the definitions literally, the phrase "to open Pandora's box" means to perform an action that may seem small or innocent, but that turns out to have severely detrimental and far-reaching consequences. How true it was, those early Halloween adventures were detrimental to me because I spent years trying to learn and then conceal being transgender. "Far reaching" speaks for itself.
On the other hand, I was able to have several incredible Halloween experiences. Many of which we will write about in October! And! I would love to write about yours too!