I am finally beginning to think and feel my way into building Hallowe'en 2012, and have many, many miles to go before I can even see it taking shape -- but one idea (thank you Aunty!) is already rooting, branching, twisting its way into existence.
The Hallowe'en Tree.
Oh, S&P-brains, we will be having a madness of a time carving, lighting and hanging jack o'lanterns from the big tree in our yard, just above where the Great Pumpkin usually holds Hallowe'en court.
I'm kind of wishing, given that it's on the same side of our yard, that this ol' place may actually kind of look like this come Hallowe'en night:
Maybe not, but I'd love to find someplace in this world
that looks like a living Mugnaini work.
Oh sure, they're all going to be foam pumpkins, and lit with LEDs and whatnot.
But they will each have been carved by family and friends from all over the country, and will result in a beautiful tree that may look enough like this to make it worth everyone's while.
One can hope.
If you would like to participate, simply carve yourself one o'them foam pumpkins and send it to:
The Skull & Pumpkin Pub
215 Lone Pine Road,
Branson MO 65616
Mr. Bradbury, it is my hope that even if we don't come close to your vision, we may come close to the spirit of your creation.
Here's to the Hallowe'en Tree, to Ray, and to all of us Autumn People so willing and mad enough to try it at all.