Month of the Werewolf
October is month of the werewolf!
With the passing of the fall equinox at the end of September, October, marks the first month that breaks from summer. The days start getting shorter and shorter, the nights stretch longer and longer, and more people stay indoors. With people holing up inside, werewolves can roam outside with much more security than they could in summer. Less people means less eyes, which means more freedom for the werewolf. And then there’s the cold. October typically brings the first true frost of the year, signalling that winter is about to arrive. And this cold weather – something that many humans dread about winter, the werewolf welcomes as a cool relief – an opportunity to use their unique body chemistry to enjoy the changing of the seasons without too much uncomfortableness.
And finally, it cannot be overlooked that October culminates with the year-long wait and arrival of halloween. And while some laugh the halloween holiday off as an over-commercialized holiday that does not have a real connection to the werewolf, the truth is that halloween is a chance like no other for the werewolf. Humans dress up like ghouls, demons, ghosts, vampires, and even werewolves. The werewolf in transformed state can practically walk shoulder to shoulder amongst the humans unnoticed. It is taken for granted that he is simply another costume. Halloween is the chance for the werewolf to be himself as if the world was not afraid of him. As if werewolves were readily and easily believed in.
October is the month of the werewolf!!!