…. a little early, but in the spirit of Ruth Ayres, I’m celebrating.
Thanksgiving I made sweet potatoes with maple syrup, brown sugar and earth balance What a good name. Earth Balance. I made stuffing or is it dressing? It lives in a pan not a bird. Thank goodness. I am thankful for my family duh my friends of course The blue sky, the sunshine I'm lucky -- not a Turkey. Thank goodness. A vegan Thanksgiving requires a certain wall in your brain so you can remain thankful hopeful celebratory instead of sad I apologize to past Turkeys I've eaten, years ago. I hold the millions of murdered turkeys in the light I'm human humane Thank goodness. I don't judge my friends, my family for their tradition, their habit, or their tastes But I have to tell you even though I know you don't want to hear it I've met turkeys they are intelligent unique voiced social beings with affection and geography skills so... I looked up who used to live where I live #originalpeople I live on the land of the Haudenosauneega Confederacy Susquehannock I don't know much about them yet aside from longhouses So I guess today Thanksgiving is even more complicated than I thought (Just like everything, I guess) Much to honor and hold in the light Much to be thankful for Much to mourn Much to celebrate