Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! Not only because it’s a culinary-centric holiday, but because having a day devoted to putting everything aside (whatever the dynamics!) and giving thanks with family and friends seems the ultimate kind of gratitude. This was the central theme of all my Thanksgivings growing up, when we held hands and my father reflected for a few moments about what really matters in this world. Then we dug into the food and the flood of lively conversation!
At our Thanksgiving tables this year we can truly give thanks and bring forward our best selves at a time when things are shifting and changing in the world around us. Food is the great equalizer! It doesn’t matter what language you speak or what religion you practice. We gather at our tables to nourish ourselves and our families, or fill plates at soup kitchens for people who don’t have the abundance that we do. What a beautiful time of gratitude and true generosity of spirit! The offering of food has been going on for thousands of years as an olive branch, a welcome, a recognition of our common humanity.
It can be so simple, joining together over our tables, giving thanks for all our blessings. And Thanksgiving is the beginning of gratitude and generosity throughout the holiday season, for family, friends and community. For one and all.
SENDING LOVE AND BLESSINGS TO ALL THOSE CAUGHT UP IN THE CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES AND ENORMOUS GRATITUDE TO OUR FIRST RESPONDERS. SEE LINK BELOW IF YOU’D LIKE TO HELP. AND HAPPIEST THANKSGIVING TO YOU, DEAR READERS, AND TO YOUR FAMILIES ON THIS MOST CULINARY OF HOLIDAYS!
A Special Invitation to Those in the Bay Area!
Join me and my colleagues for
Artists’ Winter Open Studios at the ICB in Sausalito! This year is the 50th Anniversary and is being held on Friday-November 30th, Saturday-December 1st, and Sunday-December 2nd from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
This is a fascinating opportunity to wander in and out of the studios where more than 100 painters, sculptors, fabric artists, jewelers, photographers, multimedia producers, and more, create their work. There is no better place to discover exceptional and unique works of art than at the studios where they are created!
Free admission. Free parking.
This is so fun! And I can’t wait to see you. :)
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