My Take: By Gordon Lambie

By Gordon Lambie

There’s a lot of back and forth about candy in the lead up to Halloween, and some people obviously put a lot of thought and planning into costumes, but for me this holiday is all about the pumpkins.
I love pumpkin carving. I love looking for the right pumpkin to carve, I love trying to figure out what image will be the right balance of interesting and challenging for me to create, I love the process of creation itself, and I love seeing peoples’ creativity on display on and around Halloween night.
I am fascinated by the personalities that people of all ages can find within otherwise ordinary gourds, and delighted by the new and unusual ways they have of bringing their creations to life.
Under normal circumstances I’m really opposed to activities that waste perfectly good food, but somehow pumpkin carving is the exception.

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