Day 11: Pumpkin Thoughts (31 Days of Simple Truths)

*It’s Sunday night. I’m moderately rested. A new week is on the horizon. I decided we should go with a light-hearted, carefree post tonight. Still true!*

20151010_191042The last month has been such a whirlwind that my attention to social media has been minimal. I sort of breeze through, scrolling fast for the highlights before moving on with life.

So imagine my surprise to find that pumpkin—PUMPKIN—of all things has become somewhat controversial. A minor controversy, admittedly, but enough that people felt the need to speak up that liking something doesn’t make you basic or cliche or something of the sort. Why is this a conversation that needs to happen? Why did someone feel the love of pumpkin a necessary thing to belittle someone over? What is happening???

This autumn was also the first time I was made aware that the love of pumpkin and all things autumnal is apparently a white girl thing. Again—why? What does this even mean???

I’ll admit I occasionally feel the pumpkin craze has gone too far, mainly when all the processed, packaged, fake foods in the grocery store have decided to jump on the bandwagon with artificially flavored, brightly colored, pumpkin weirdness. “I really wish there was such a thing as funky orange colored pumpkin spice Oreos!” said no one ever.

But, I digress. My main point being, I don’t have time for pumpkin controversies. The rest of the world can duke this one out. I’ll be over here, happily munching on fresh-from-the-oven pumpkin bread and spiced pumpkin raisin cookies (just made the cookies for the first time tonight – delicious!). If you love pumpkin or bread or cookies, feel free to stop by sometime, and we can share over a cup of tea. If you really love me and I really love you, you might even be able to put in a request for your favorite baked thing! If you don’t love pumpkin, that’s more for me! I see no reason why we can’t still be friends.

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One response to “Day 11: Pumpkin Thoughts (31 Days of Simple Truths)

  1. Joann

    I love pumpkin bread and cookies, just not pumpkin spice everything! This year my family is requesting pumpkin bread with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chocolate chips. That means six loaves! I guess I need to stock up on pumpkin since there’s going to be a shortage!

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