https://youtu.be/Ij6ToQqEe4sDid I just confuse you? No, you didn’t fall asleep and wake up a month later. I lived in Canada for eight or nine years, and so I’m still in the habit of celebrating both holidays. Are you wondering about why or how Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving?Did you even know they did? If you’re curious to learn about the similarities and differences between the two, watch this video.
"Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without the thorn." Martin Amis (b. 1945), English novelist ... but isn't it wonderful, my friends, that in life thorns have roses? ~ Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating tomorrow. ©2014, photograph (The Poet by Day and The BeZine), Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved
This is a complicated week this year. Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance (always 11/20) and Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US (always 3rd Thursday). So I am going off-script for today in order to bring up a couple of these themes. Thanksgiving is complicated. My generation was taught that it was a time that the Pilgrims came over in a caravan big boat and were starving. Those who belong to this land originally, welcomed the undocumented immigrant pilgrims and shared their food and how they grew food. It culminated in one big Thanksgiving dinner where all sat at the table and shared their food. Why is this complicated? Sherman Alexie, Spokane/Coeur d'Alene, says: "It [Thanksgiving] is a holiday that commemorates the beginning of the end for us, the death of a culture." Jacque