I saw this pumpkin beaming in the sun last Halloween. A perfect red, yellow, and orange orb floating in a sea of green, blue, and purple. I love Halloween, it is the day that you get to be who you wish you could be. As a kid I was always a Native American, Pirate, Clown, or someone from Star Wars. As an adult I’ve been a Gladiator, Superhero, Pirate, Dracula, and a Matador.

I received my newest costume, a mantle that I hope to wear with pride, and one by which the credo I hope to live. I received the cobbler apron upon which I will embroider Peace Artist. Considering the others who have adorned themselves with similar garb, I don’t take lightly the responsibility that wearing such statements commands. But, I invite the universe to teach me.

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