Harvested pumpkins are lining up at the markets. All sizes and weights of these winter squashes give their consumers ideas of what to make of them. Some families are having fun carving their first pumpkins, while some, like myself, prefer to pass on by and head straight for the sweets department like pumpkin pie. I've carved out pumpkins before at school and home. The hardest part had been to choose what kind of facial expression because you have one chance to do it right. I was never intricate in these facial carvings. It always looked like the works of an elementary school student. Nowadays, professional carvers are working their craft that looked like they came from an electronic printer with very intricate details. Unfortunately, all pumpkins, like the story of Cinderella, put on their best faces only to last for one Halloween night. I say this to indicate my next book, which hasn't a title yet. So, I will say this much in my Book Two: God has us in the beginning. Then like all pumpkin carvers, there is an idea what kind of face to put on each particular pumpkin He has created. Each of us has His love, His plan, and His goodness. It isn't until we turn away from Him that He goes searching for us. In each process, He moulds and reshapes us until He is satisfied. Luckily for me, the pumpkin-carving season gave me a thought to tell part of my Book Two without actually giving the whole fiction away. So, without going further, I wish you all a safe and happy Halloween.
Diana s.f. ng
I love reading, writing, cooking, baking, and pets.