The Jack O'Lantern has always symbolized Halloween to me and I've always loved the expressions carvers give to them and the light that peaks through their eyes. Some look jovial and full of laughter, others look demonic and others look just plain scary. To this day, I still get a kick out of carving a Jack O'lantern from a pumpkin; however, the ones I carve these days are a fraction of the size of the ones I carved when I was young - patience is an issue.
I wondered about the origin of the Jack O'Lantern and what I learned surprised me. "They say" the Irish brought the tradition of the Jack O'Lantern to America. Well I have ancestors who were Irish perhaps that's my attraction.
Happy Halloween everyone. Please stay safe, don't let the goblins get you.