Monday, September 28, 2009

pumpkin love

(note card via my wall since I was 15)

Life is hard. It just is.

Introducing my favorite book ever. The Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman. When I was a teenager I was introduced to the wonder that IS this book as I read it to my younger siblings. In fact, I was so inspired that I colored a note card and hung it on my wall for inspiration that same day. It has been on my wall ever since. My favorite line sent me to the floor in hysterics: And she kicked that pumpkin.


The story is about a witch who grew a pumpkin so big that she cannot remove it from the vine. She desperately wants to make pumpkin pie on All Hallows Eve, but obviously cannot until she can move the darn thing. A ghost, a vampire, etc each come by to help the frustrated witch. However, they cannot move it either. Throughout each exhausting attempt she kicks that pumpkin, and each time I roar with laughter.

How appropriate is that, really? I mean, is that not exactly what each of us does when something doesn't seem to be going our way? It certainly rings true in my life! In the end, teamwork is what helps that glorious witch (and guests) to move that pumpkin and make that pie after all.


Life is hard folks, but let's all release some stress this season by kicking some pumpkins, shall we?
Order this book. PLEASE. You won't regret it.

8 comments:

Lulucarrot said...
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Lulucarrot said...

Have you ever read "The Paper Bag Princess" by Robert Munsch? Here is a quote..."Ronald, your clothes are very pretty and your hair is very neat. you look like a real prince, but you are a bum." It is a MUST for girls in this day and age. I used to keep copies and give it to my friends after bad breakups. I'll have to order the pumpkin one.

Mary Seals said...

Things I like to kick: doors, rattling dehumidifiers, washers, dryers (well, just any misbehaving appliance really), toys in my way, piles of laundry, cabinets.....

Mo said...

Reminds me of some Dave Matthews lyrics "She feels like kickin' out all the windows"

i am going to read that book. and in case you haven't read Star Girl, you totally should! every time I read it I think of Jackie!

Cortney said...

I know I've hear you talk about this before...it's going on my list for the library tomorrow. :)

iamwoman said...

I LOVE the paper bag princess and now I'll have to go read Star Girl.

Belcher Brigade Blog said...

Maybe if I started kicking things, I could stop throwing other things. I will have to read the book.

gkgirl said...

awwww...this sounds like a fantastic book!

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