My mom is a master pumpkin carver, just one of her many talents. She also has an endearing knack for giving everything (e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g) mystical and esoteric significance. Such as this pumpkin image, labeled "Hothead" on the pumpkin carving kit---she deems it is a representation of the soul leaving the physical body; a metaphorical self-immolation; all that is and ever will be releases the "I am the body" idea; the burning of the false ego and the actualization of pure awareness. Fascinating, right? A glimpse of my world for you.