Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Thanks Giving!

I love this day. I woke at five before my alarm went off and celery and onions are simmering away. The ritual bowls are out with the ritual dishes already contained or waiting. I use my grandmother's dishes once a year. This is the day. They have to be washed by hand which is why the ritual is so cherished this day.

The sky is again receiving its gifts of light, turning everything pink. The red bark on the coral maple is staggeringly beautiful next to the yellow leaves on the other maples. All is pink and red and gold and green this morning.

I am grateful for a day that honors giving and gives thanks. I read that the Pilgrims fasted before this day, that we live mainly in abundance and this may be true, but we are exposed daily to horrors around the world. I think we deserve a day that feels to me devoted to gathering, harvest, and peace.


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