Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Get outta my way! I wanna celebrate Thanksgiving.

Just a short post, merely a cough of a comment. I dropped by our local supermarket late this afternoon to pick up a few items, and was amazed to discover that a normally busy store had been transformed into a zoo at feeding time. Shopping carts piled high were being navigated by people who had expressions of angry purpose and intent, suggesting that if they had been at the very first Thanksgiving celebration, wherever that was, they would have pushed past the prayerful settlers and insisted that their little brats really do need jello and marshmallows to make sense of this uniquely American cultural expression. Which saddens me, as one who has adopted Thanksgiving Day in a real way.

But more about that tomorrow, and more again on the Day itself.

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