IF we could wipe away the genocidal history of the American Thanksgiving, it would be the perfect holiday for me. Imagine that the atrocities heaped upon the indigenous people of this land were not associated with it’s origin. Imagine if it were simply a day to give thanks. Such a worthy day it would be with no desecration of a concurrent holy birth, or a sacred moment of salvation, but just a day to gather in Unity and be grateful. Maybe we could redefine it that way and be grateful for a hopeful future instead of an unjust past. Maybe.
My Bride and I just enjoyed the best Thanksgiving of our 12 years together. Now we have enjoyed some EXCELLENT Thanksgiving feasts with family and friends through the years, but THIS year we were joined in our own home by GRAND KIDS and of course, their parents (you remember, my daughter Rachel and her husband Cody Langness). Nothing beats that!
Aside from the enormous dinner prepared by my bride Deb and daughter Rachel, the festivities were like a 3-D movie of pure delight. I so loved seeing our grand daughters enjoy themselves and interact with each other. It was an unparalleled treat!
Did someone say “Photos please”?
I hope you had an enjoyable day too. Before I sign off, I want you to know I’m working on a new song called “Meat and Potatoes”. It’s a lament of a man being forced, by his own desire to live longer, into eating a more plant-based diet. Personal? You bet it is. Stay tuned.