On October 31st, people can be whatever they want to be:
intuition and true feelings are hailed instead of the expectations of
the Christians, the Muslims, and the science-oriented Atheists.
On October 31st, Nature’s supremacy is unquestionable.
The pink buds of summer are gone, and the prickly roses of fall
– thistles – have turned brown and black, lowering their heads before the Lord.
On October 31st, the gateway to Death’s mansion is open.
The season is ruled by Scorpio, and the themes of the celebrations
may give you a hint, why many of the well-known murderers were born in November?
On October 31st, however, Life and Love are also present:
from the ashes of the old world, the trailblazer – Taurus – will arise,
and slowly but surely, he will build a kingdom for Leo, the Master of Hearts.
Paula Puolakka (born August 18, 1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas.) In 2019, The Finnish Reserve Officers' Federation gave her an honorable mention, honoring the academic legacy of Mr. Ludwig Wittgenstein and Mr. Theodore John Kaczynski. In 2018, 2019, and 2020, Puolakka landed first and second in various writing contests and challenges. She was also given honorable mentions and honorable anthology slots. In Dec 2020, the PhDs of Tampere University gave her appreciation: her academic article - celebrating her Master's thesis of 2012 and the academic legacy of Mr. Kaczynski and Mr. Wittgenstein - was published by the science & university magazine Hybris. In April 2021, Puolakka won the second prize in the "Lahti, the European Green Capital 2021" writing competition (adult category.) Her story celebrated "Teddy." On April 15 and May 20, she was the guest editor of The Ekphrastic Review's "Throwback Thursday." On June 3, her interview was published on Penable's blog.