All the trees have changed from green to warm red and orange, it gets dark before you get home from work, and you have to put on an extra layer on when getting dressed in the morning. It must be fall. Along with apple picking, pumpkin carving, deciding what to wear for Halloween and children dressing up to knock on stranger’s doors to ask for candy. Once you no longer go trick or treating the fun of picking out a costume doesn’t have to stop. As Cady Heron noted, “In the real world, Halloween is when kids dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress up like a total slut and no other girls can say anything else”. It’s a holiday for all ages.
To get in the spirit of Halloween, I took my boyfriend and friend to a pumpkin farm to find pumpkins to carve. Not having seen each other much since we graduated, we bonded over apple cider and cinnamon donuts while we rode around the farm on a hay ride. After we went out to search for the perfect pumpkins, and did we succeed. The three of us proudly took our pumpkins home to be carved. It was no easy task to gut out the insides but carving and cutting came naturally to us former architecture students. Having had so much practice building models and cutting through all types of materials it felt like we were back in studio working on a project, but a lot easier and more fun. Although I miss the warm summer days, fall has brought new activities to keep me busy. I hope I can embrace winter as easily as I have fall.
Wishing you a happy Halloween!