The Great Pumpkin Awaits

This is a shot in commemoration of October 31st, or Halloween. This mysterious flowing blue trail leads you into the dark where The Great Pumpkin awaits, This was taken on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. The details of this image will remain up to the viewer to speculate. I never ventured closer to the Great One as it was somewhat creepy. The Pumpkin’s eyes drove into my soul and froze me in my tracks!

The Great Pumpkin is an imaginary character in the comic strip by Charles M. Schulz.

The Great Pumpkin is a holiday figure (comparable to Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny) that seems to exist only in the imagination of Linus van Pelt. Every year, Linus sits in a pumpkin patch on Halloween night waiting for the Great Pumpkin to appear. Each year the Great Pumpkin invariably fails to appear, and a humiliated but undefeated Linus stubbornly vows to wait for him again the following Halloween.

The Great Pumpkin was first mentioned by Linus in Peanuts in 1959, but the premise was reworked by Schulz many times throughout the run of the strip, and also inspired the 1966 animated television special t’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The best-known quote regarding Linus and the Great Pumpkin, originally from the comic strip but made famous by the TV special, is: “There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.

3 responses

  1. I loved watching that when I was a kid. 🙂 Nice shot.

    November 1, 2011 at 8:34 am

  2. I’ll have to remember next year to check this out. Nice photo.

    November 2, 2011 at 8:33 am

  3. I’ll have to remember next year to check this out. Btw, Nice photo. ; )

    November 2, 2011 at 8:58 am

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