It is the time of the year when the King walks in the fields and is accessible to all. The thing is that in order to make this happen the King must sometimes disguise himself otherwise people would not be so inclined perhaps to speak to him or if they did it would be with such formalities that there could be no real discussion between them. The King very much wanted this discussion since it would be the basis for all that would to take place in the coming year. Therefore the King appears as a person or a friend even a relative and sometimes a perfect stranger in order to gain your confidence.
Why does the King appear so at this time? He wants to teach you something about yourself. What he wants to teach is that during this period you will learn to speak your heart and mind as sincerely as possible. Because of this every encounter we have in this time prior to Yom Kippur is an opportunity to speak to the King albeit through everyone we meet. What does this mean?
Every encounter each conversation all of our dealing with others is an opportunity to express the will of the Creator. Consider that the Holy One Blessed be He speaks through and to all of us. When we make up our minds to stand out of the way this holy conversation takes place with an ease that is astounding.
If we extend this vision of speaking to the King to absolutely every relationship we have then at its core is the relationship we have with ourselves and our vision of holiness. This is the ultimate holy conversation and the one in which the King is more than likely to be involved.