Tag Archives: gratitude

Thank you

If you are reading this, thank you for being part of my community. I am grateful for you. I am a day late from the official holiday due to technical issues, but maybe that’s okay considering the quagmire of historic fiction that is Thanksgiving. As I wrote last year, I grew up with the Peanuts version.

Last year, I shared Bob Dylan singing Forever Young during The Band’s last concert. This year is the 45th anniversary of that musical extravaganza captured by Martin Scorsese. We lost Robbie Robertson this year so Garth Hudson is the only member left. I watched the movie while I made desserts for our friendsgiving dinner. This year, here is “The Weight”, performed with the Staple Singers:

Gratitude Day

I started this blog post last Thursday and then abandoned it. I know how problematic Thanksgiving is…after all, I grew up with the Peanuts version of happy Pilgrims and Native Americans sitting down together, a national myth that glosses over the facts as well as the history of colonization.

However, taking a day to express gratitude seems a positive practice. This year, we spent the evening with a group of new friends, and I watched The Last Waltz while I made sweet potato pie and lemon bars. I tear up every time when Bob Dylan starts his set with “Forever Young”. This, for the reader(s) of this blog, is my wish for you and know that I am grateful for you.