I only have time for a short entry this morning — I’m cooking the Thanksgiving Day feast, need to get started, and can only hope that it will turn out as beautiful as the photo to the right — so I want to cut right to the chase with a list of things I’m thankful for today:
- My immediate family — my wife and son, whom I love very, very much.
- My extended family, some of whom I will not see today as they live 3,000 miles away, others who might not make the trip north from Seattle due to the plentiful snow that is falling as I type this, and those who will brave the elements to join us and spend the night.
- My health, which despite some aches and pains from a revived (after too many years) yoga practice and walking to and from work, is mercifully free of disease and disability.
- My friends, many of whom take the time to read my humble little blog, and others whom I will hopefully be seeing soon over pints of beer, on the slopes of Mt. Baker, or sitting in a circle with our guitars, banjos, mandolins, and fiddles for some old-fashioned handmade music.
- My community, the oasis of Bellingham, Washington, full of hard-working people committed to a better future despite the political and governmental dysfunction all around us.
- My heroes, people all over the world who are doing the challenging and critical work of helping others in need.
- My artists, for the poet makes grief beautiful.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!