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I’m not afraid to admit it — I love Halloween. No other time of year is more clearly about having fun and releasing your inner child. The holiday has meant a lot to me over the years, from cobbling together costumes as a child to watching my own kids go trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. In hindsight, my memories of trick-or-treating are some of my favorite. My costumes often straddled the line between store-bought and homemade. One year, I wore a cowboy hat
I continued to pride myself on piecing together costumes. This lead to an informal tradition here at our clinic. Ever since we started, I’ve dressed in costume for Halloween. Over the years, most of our team and even a few patients have joined in on the fun. We’ve had some truly great entries, like the time our whole staff went as superheroes — a natural fit for physical therapists, in my opinion. A particular standout moment was when Dr. Josh came into the office dressed as a full-on ‘80s rock star, with the big hair and everything! I really enjoy getting into character. Last year, I went as Superman’s alter ego, Clark Kent, and ran around the office demonstrating my
I’ll never pressure my boys to give up trick-or-treating because I’m a firm believer you can get bigger without getting older, and Halloween is the ultimate chance to spread joy and explore your inner child.
and paired it with some jeans and a bandana, for instance. What really mattered to me at the time was the candy.
“Kryptonian strength” by opening jars and reaching patients “in a single bound.” The year before, I embraced my inner nerd, complete with suspenders, big glasses, and a nasally laugh. I love to see the joy we bring to our patients’ faces when we do this sort of thing. I’ll never pressure my
Growing up in Queens, there was a new door every 25 feet, and my friends and I would get bags upon bags of sweets. My crowned jewel of Halloween candy was the elusive, vanilla-flavored Charleston Chew. If I got one of these bars and managed to resist the temptation to tear into it on the walk home, I’d pop the treat into our freezer. There was nothing like the flaky crunch of frozen vanilla nougat. Eventually, the pull to be “cool” outweighed the idea of free candy, and I stopped trick-or-treating. Of course, there were still costume parties and the like, and
boys to give up trick-or-treating because I’m a firm believer you can get bigger without getting older, and Halloween is the ultimate chance to spread joy and explore your inner child.
–Dr. Robert Morea
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