Monday, October 12, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving

Flowers from our garden on the
kitchen table
My Happy Thanksgiving wish to you.

Thank you to my friends and family who keep my spirits up during these hard
times. It was wonderful to see my son Christopher, Megan, Alice
and Madeline today social distanced, when we dropped off a pie that Steven 
made. Steven‘s pumpkin pie is legendary in our family and today he decorated
it with a heart and the family’s first name initials.

Today I’m posting the Thanksgiving greeting I created a couple of years ago.
It seems perfect still. In Canada we are ending this summer season and going
deep into fall. Every flower and plant that comes from the garden has a nostalgic
edge to it. This year our garden -- largely uncared for -- produced quite a few
tomato plants, that we never planted. The seeds were in our compost from last
year.  As the nights get colder we go out into the garden to check the tomatoes.
They are small -- both round and oval, and when you get to taste a ripe one,
they are incredibly delicious.

I can’t remember a time in my life when it was more important to be grateful for
all that we have -- for the love of family, loving friends in our own city, and around
the world, and for our wonderful life. There were people lost to us this year, and
friends who are grieving. That makes acknowledging the love in our lives all the
more important. Thank you for your kindness, and support. It means the world to me.

Stay safe, healthy, and happy if possible. 

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