Thursday, November 23, 2006

One Last Time

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holdiay. I adore Independence Day and love Christmas. But Thanksgiving has always been special. Quiet, reflective and familial, free of consumptive pressures (all which Christmas really should be). And an abundance of things I like to eat.

Today is my last Thanksgiving with my parents. Next year, it will be only with my mom. My cousin and my mother’s best friend and her daughter are preparing dinner for us, freeing my mother of a burden I know she couldn’t shoulder, even with my considerable assistance.

Happy Thanksgiving to all who are reading this. Be thankful for those you love and for those who love you. Cherish every moment.

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