This Saturday, I had a rare chance to spend nearly the entire day with my grown-up daughter.
That morning we, along with about 1,000 other people, participated in a community event to help raise awareness for suicide prevention. After the walk, we had a lovely lunch, dining on fresh seafood and mimosas.
Then, as we have for the past several years, we went to pick out our Halloween pumpkins.
This wasn’t any ordinary pumpkins patch, this was a place where there were hundreds of pumpkins of various sizes and colors – orange, blue, purple, green, black and combinations thereof.
Where most people take their pumpkins home and carve scary or silly faces on them, these pumpkins look pretty just as they are.
This patch was at a local art studio and these pumpkins are made entirely of blown glass. Each one unique, and each one a work of art.
Since both of my kids are now all grown up, these pumpkins will be the only decoration I have for Halloween. For many years, we’ve been That House with a dark door, and no candy to pass out.
We’ve lived in our neighborhood for more than 20 years. All the kids that were living here when our kids were small have moved away. I’m not even sure if there are any trick-or-treat aged kids living in the neighborhood.
I’m sort of sad about not decorating the yard, making my kids’ costumes, and going door-to-door with them begging for chocolate. Still, I’ll be satisfied with my little glass pumpkins, and maybe a little bag of trick-or-treat candy, just for old-time sake.
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery
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