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Wise words

"Many Thanksgivings are family gatherings, and family gatherings are often fraught. My suggestion is: Embrace the fraught. You'd miss the fraught if it weren't there."

from Jon Carroll at <http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/11/22/dddstg29e.dtl&hw=carroll&sn=001&sc=1000> with thanks to Making Light for posting the link.

I was expecting today to be a little sad - my huge extended family is mostly 2000 miles away, we aren't doing anything special at home, and I'm used to this being a jam-packed madhouse of cooking, visiting, gossiping and fabulous foods. I was wrong. It has been very nice to not follow a schedule, putter about the house, skim email - or not! - and generally lay about.

We'll have a perfectly ordinary dinner tonight, and that's a comfort all on its own.

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beamjockey
Nov. 23rd, 2007 01:26 am (UTC)
"Many Thanksgivings are family gatherings, and family gatherings are often fraught. My suggestion is: Embrace the fraught. You'd miss the fraught if it weren't there."

And how. We just came back from a gathering that's a lot smaller than it used to be.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, nuclear and extended.
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