In a shocking development, today is (American) Thanksgiving.
Why I found this startling, I’m not sure. Did I forget that I was in America? Did I forget that we did not, in fact, board a certain plane going to a certain T-Day destination? Did I forget to be outraged by the fictional and one-sided history around which we glorify the unfortunate beginnings of this holiday?
No, no, and no.
In any case, we’re grateful. We’re grateful, and we can love our loved ones from afar as well as we can up close and in person.
Also, what with our last-minute change of plans and subsequent dearth of foodstuffs in our kitchen, we have decided that no cooking will happen in our house on this revered day of feasting. Our feast will come courtesy of a phone call to the cheap and excellent Thai restaurant down the street, and it will be glorious.
(Perk of living downtown and near the university: inexpensive and really good ethnic food of various cuisines in abundance all around.)
On that note, I wish you all (Americans who celebrate) a very Happy Thanksgiving!