Giving Thanks

When I was a kid, we used to have this burlap cornucopia banner that came out for Thanksgiving. We would make whatever it was we were thankful for out of felt, construction paper, paste and stuff, and pin it to the banner. Since the internet is the new burlap, I thought I’d do here…

I am thankful for my friends and family. I am thankful for my health. I am thankful for music, for color and light. I am thankful for the sun. For running in the morning, and for dreams at night. I am thankful for long, slow kisses, spooning and waking up and kissing with bad breath. I am thankful for Breyer’s Natural Vanilla Ice Cream, Twizzlers, gummy bears, turkey burgers and sushi. I’m grateful for Grey Goose and tonic, for cold beer on a hot day, for dancing and singing and making a scene. For film. For memories. I am thankful for the interstate roadway system, and my ability to go anywhere I want, anytime. I am thankful for the ocean, and clouds, and thunderstorms that roll in from a long way off and break with sudden grace. I am thankful for the white-tailed deer I just saw poke through the bushes in my mom’s backyard.

And I am thankful for you.

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