So this week we’ve been enjoying Book Fair at school — truly one of my favorite times of the year, academic or otherwise! And this year our school spirit squad decided that we should have a dress-up day to commemorate a favorite literary character. That day was today — and how fortuitous that it fell on the 13th of the month!
So here I am…as Marco Alisdair.
One of my students (also a Night Circus admirer) asked me why I didn’t choose to dress as Celia. The simple answer is that I don’t have a dress that changes colors. The longer and equally true answer is that I love and identify with Celia, and as such, it is impossible for me not to love Marco as well.
I have to admit, I was a little taken aback by how easily I could make myself look like a man. It really didn’t take much at all: trousers, pin my hair back, bowler hat, no make-up…and some of my colleagues didn’t recognize me.
One of them told me I made a very handsome man. Hmm.
I will never cut my hair short again. I might even have to start wearing lipstick.