Most people buy into popular culture where we talk about control freaks and moodiness like they are anomalies that we can flick off like lint from our sweater. "Just get over it" rings out from the peanut gallery of nay sayers and pundits like grease through a goose. It's just not that simple. Moods can be complex and almost invisible.
A Footsie-style "happiness index" that measures the mood of the world on any given day can now be accessed by anyone online
Imagine the scene. It's Monday morning. You're late for work. You had a stinking fight with your partner the night before and the cat has taken a dump in your gym bag. What will you wear? It's got to be head to toe black.
Maybe the masks of Halloween aren't so very different to the masks we all wear, every day, at every time of year. I do this all the time. We all do, I think.