Happy Thanksgiving

This year, I am thankful for opportunity and knowledge, for art and life, as every year.  I am thankful for the public school system, for teachers and medical professionals, for flannel toddler jammies and organic free range turkey.

I am thankful for wine, and family, and butter.  I am thankful that I live in a country that allows me the freedom to both enjoy the trappings of a holiday while intellectually disagreeing with the moral rectitude of its history.  I am thankful for the teaching justice of diversity, and for the enduring power of friendship.

I am thankful for books, and the smell of leaves on the grass, and for the music of the seasons.  I am thankful for Roomba vaccum robots, which entertain cats and children alike.  I am thankful for the Internet, font of dubious curiosities that it is.

I am thankful for New England and its rolling, new-ancient realms, for the scent of brine on the seashore and conifer in the mountains.

I am thankful for brotherhood, and equality, and artisan jams.

I am thankful for the Cheese Shop of Salem and autumnal adventure, and for the quiet tenacity of the 99 percent.  I am thankful for steampunk serials and glitchy code, for Ikea furniture and bar carts, for self-watering planters and Cook’s Illustrated and shallow field camera lenses.

But mostly I am thankful for him, and for her, and for us.  Always.

3 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving

  1. I am thankful for artists creating art for the sake of art. I am thankful for quiet bus rides home. I’m thankful for metal. I’m thankful for Bernie Sanders. I’m thankful for my great circle of friends on Facebook, and sometimes Twitter. I’m thankful for my friend Phil and my other friend Ray. I’m thankful that even if I gain 10 pounds over the holiday, I’ll still be 80 or so pounds lighter than last thanksgiving. I’m thankful for my Fitbit. I’m also thankful for Monster energy drinks. Happy Turkey Day.

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