|Awaiting darkness . . . and illumination of the pumpkins|
One of my sons is especially likely to invent an original Halloween costume. Not only is he creative, but he loves the holiday. Over the years, I've ooh-ed and ah-ed over some spectacularly clever and funny ideas he's had for costumes.
Last weekend he, his wife, and daughter hosted a large, family-friendly Halloween party (and I was there!). Taking inspiration from another son's "Pumpkins on Pikes" party (originating in Vermont and now a California event), this event afforded its invitees the opportunity to create jack-o-lanterns, which were then placed on pikes in the front yard. When it's dark, the pumpkins were lighted--and will be on Halloween. They are quite spectacular!
|A son unrecognizable|
|Here are the two heads visible|
At some point, every pumpkin carver needs a paper towel, right? My son moved around the party-going carvers (there were many) outfitted in this year's costume, a towel rack with two heads.
If I hadn't been there, I might have had a hard time imagining his costume. But the idea of having an extra brain is quite appealing. Who couldn't use a second to carry around all the information that's escaping from the first?