It was so worth it.
I chose antler-type horns crafted from leather to add an animal aspect to my outer appearance, and later my daughter wanted similar, smaller ones. We didn't take them off when we got home, carrying the magic with us as we walked through our small town to join Jimmy and Gabe at the Wellsboro House for dinner. We were our own species, and I revelled in the connection shared play had given us. I'm not much for playing dolls, as my daughter will tell you. But this--this I can do.