The Pumpkin

pumpkin

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“There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: Religion, Politics, and The Great Pumpkin. ”
― Charles M. Schulz

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At the strike of twelve,

the witching hour,

when what is real and what is unreal

meet at the threshold,

where the veil between worlds is thin,

they may for a moment,

touch,

and experience what the other feels,

sees,

knows,

and believes.

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Welcome to the surreal!

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At the strike of twelve,

magic meets skepticism,

and

your carriage will turn into a pumpkin.

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At the strike of twelve,

realism meets imagination,

and your pumpkin will turn into…

a being who may or may not exist or both.

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All Hallow’s Eve is fast approaching,

a night when one world encroaches upon another,

rich with symbolism and icons,

stories and ideas,

meaning,

and

objects

such as the Jack-o’-Lantern.

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So we thought it would be fun to make,

the pumpkin,

a part of our Objectivity challenge.

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I’ve never actually tried carving a pumpkin,

therefore this is going to get messy,

and may elicit cries of,

The horror! The horror!

which goes well with the popular theme of Hallowe’en.

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“And I Jack, the Pumpkin King, have grown so tired of the same old thing…”
― Tim Burton

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skeleton smile