September 19, 2006

I’ve been prepping for Halloween, and I’m looking forward to autumn out here in Chestertucky. Our house is surrounded by woods, so I’m very excited.

My plan for this Halloween is to dry out a lot of gourds and carve images into them. Not necessarily all of them scary faces, but I’m thinking a sparrow silhouette on one, a Japanese maple leaf on another, you get the idea. I’ll keep you updated on all of that.

I have a book from the library called, “Death Makes a Holiday: A Cultural History of Halloween.” So far, it’s really interesting, though it’s nothing I haven’t heard before. It’s nice to know concrete details. I’m thinking of getting some other books on pagan holidays/festivals because being close to nature has brought out that side of me.