Beauty in Imperfections — Pumpkins
“The harvest moon hangs round and high
It dodges clouds high in the sky,
The stars wink down their love and mirth
The Autumn season is giving birth.
Oh, it must be October
The leaves of red bright gold and brown,
To Mother Earth come tumbling down,
The breezy nights the ghostly sights,
The eerie spooky far off sounds
Are signs that it’s October.
The pumpkins yellow, big and round
Are carried by costumed clumsy clowns
It’s Halloween – let’s celebrate.”
– Pearl N. Sorrels, It Must be October
Color and rusticity are the characters of fall.
Warm tones and rustic gifts from nature fill our hearts with a sense of wholeness. It’s a feeling that reminds us of our connection with the earth and our humble existence.
Orange, yellow, red, and amber are the colors of fall that are visible in landscapes and in farms alike. Pumpkins, gourds, and squashes add soul to fall. Greeting on the front porch or displayed inside the house, they adorn our spaces beautifully making them festive and inviting. I love the colorful energy pumpkins bring to our surroundings.
And what’s fall without pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin soup? It’s the pumpkin heaven that embraces us, at home or anywhere else. We all want to savor the season’s bounty to its fullest.
I am intrigued by the beauty and the imperfections of these pumpkins. Some of the very deformed ones have the most impressive character. But who said nature is perfect? Nature is beautiful, yet free-spirited when we see it in its natural and organic form. And we see its beauty in these colorful gourds that exude their individual characteristics in their own special ways.
These pumpkins have different colors, shapes, sizes, and personalities. Yet they are beautiful and unique, despite their imperfections. They all bring something special to our tables in terms of taste, texture, and quality.
Just like us, human beings.
What do you think?
Celebrate the season!