happy thanksgiving, with all the ambiguities, and also plus a traditional craft

Happy Thanksgiving to our readers in the USA, and a vague introduction to an ambiguous US holiday for everyone else.  Thanksgiving can be treated as a reason/excuse for a feast, with or without family (and therefore something you either really enjoy or make an effort to avoid) or as an occasion for study/deeper thought about US history and the relationship between indigenous people and colonizers, and how this reflects on views on immigration today.

Fairness probably encourages us to do both.  But like all matters of food, family, history and memory, nostalgia is at the table as well.  And one of the fun and weird Thanksgiving traditions we all remember is making handprint turkeys as a craft.  For some reason, that’s the Thanksgiving thing that means the most to me.  So every year I make a handprint turkey for you, my internet friends on the blog, and which you a satisfying day, whatever that means to you.

(This year, brushwork on yellow legal pad.)

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One Response to happy thanksgiving, with all the ambiguities, and also plus a traditional craft

  1. Tom Cherry says:

    A thing of beauty! Happy Thanksgiving, Pam!

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