Chinchillas wish you all a happy holiday.
Last year Mr. A and I hosted an Orphan Thanksgiving for all our expat friends who were stuck in town over the weekend for work and had nowhere to go. I made the traditional dinner, which led to me trying to explain to a guy from Taiwan what the deal was with the turkey and the whole holiday in fact.
I stammered around the whole “community gesture with the Native Americans” thing and eventually just came up with, “It’s an excuse to get together with people you like when it’s really fucking cold out and gorge yourself on a stuffed bird and drink beer.”
Because really, the pagan inside me feels that deeply this time of year, the turning of the earth and the darkness. It’s a good day to take stock of what you’ve got, and what you’re happy to have, be that as simple as the roof over your head or as complicated as your whole extended family.
What are you thankful for?