So Quiet

Today has been still. It hasn’t been a wooded retreat type of still, but a still filled with ghosts and misplaced thoughts. The cold seeped into the windows and the overcast skies reminding us of another country filled with family.

I made a turkey. I’m a bit stiff with the preparation, never having made one by myself before, noting only that a turkey handles a bit like a very lethargic baby.

I have been scouring the Internet for interesting blog posts to read and they’re all filled with schmaltzy giving of thanks. Pesky holiday. I’m thankful too, don’t get me wrong. I’m thankful for my health, the health of my friends and family, love given to me seemingly undeservedly from said friends and family, and the fact that my turkey wasn’t dry.


6 Responses to So Quiet

  1. I just wrote one of those pesky ‘let’s give thanks’ posts. I did. I admit it. But I tried to balance it with and ‘here’s all the times I hated celebrating the day the Puritans ran the Natives out of town.” Thanksgiving is a nice idea — it’s nice to be grateful — the hard part is the enforced sense of gratitude. You know, be grateful TODAY — right now, dammit. That’s about when I stop being grateful and start feeling resentful.

  2. firewings says:

    I wholeheartedly agree. I feel like such a schmuck when I spend the day thinking, ‘Eh, it’s just that I’m not getting mail today.’

  3. strangerandstranger says:

    Thankfullness just isn’t what is use to be aye?

  4. K says:

    I’m not a fan of quiet thanksgivings. I’ve had more than my fair share of quiet holidays. No fun, and what’s worse than not getting your mail that day, is all the stores that are closed.


  5. eatsbugs says:

    Our day was good. However, no thanksgiving would be complete without my grandfather commenting how dry the turkey was, and all of us going, “No, its fine, its fine.” It was a little dry. It’s always a little dry.

  6. Thebutton says:

    Yay for moist turkey. I think the only way to screw that up is having it in too high and too long. Yeah, that’s right, the turkey smokes pot. 😛 Forgive me, it’s 3am…

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