On this lovely Thursday of Thanks, Maple and myself are going to our friend Joel and April’s house to eat (i.e. gorge). Maple is making mashed potatoes, I am bringing good cheer, and it will be a lovely time as it always is at April and Joel’s. As this late November rolls around I’m thankful for many things; my partner, my family, my breda and her darlin’ man, and many, many dear friends near and far. I’m thankful for my amazing Book Group (there will be a blog post on them soon) Heaving Bosom Buddies for making me laugh. I’m thankful for the new friends I’ve made within the last year who make me smile and inspire me in the DIY crafts. I’m thankful for reconnecting to old friends. I’m thankful for all the theatrical endeavors I’ve labored with for the past few years that are coming to fruition and the collaboration and relationships that just keep developing with Revive the Red Tent. I’m thankful for my new job that has provided a monetary stability lacking in the last few years of my life. I’m thankful for the land we live on that nourishes and sustains me.
Last Sunday, when Maple and I were on the trapline it was bitterly cold. -10 with a wicked wind that drove it down to -40. I was bone cold, with my glasses continually fogging (and then freezing) over, so I didn’t even see this until Maple pointed it out, and it was the only thing I took my hands out of my warm gloves to photograph.
So, lastly, I am thankful for this. The random moments of beauty that nature gives us – if we are careful enough to look.