Thanksgiving here in my house was very quiet. It was a beautiful day and Levi and I had a great long walk. I made myself a bowl of popcorn and watched an old movie -- Death of a Salesman with Dustin Hoffman and a young looking John Malkovich.
I had made the traditional dinner ten days before because it's one of Don's favorites. He has been having a great deal of pain and had an infected tooth. His teeth have been a source of misery for him for a long time and he has been focused on getting implants. The Thursday before Thanksgiving he started the process and had all his teeth pulled. Now he wishes he hadn't done it and wants everyone to know to take care of the teeth they have right from the beginning. I rarely follow his way of thinking! He seems to have some kind of sequencing problem to my way of thinking. Anyway our TD dinner was mashed sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce.
I did attend a very beautiful, peace-oriented, and hope-filled Thanksgiving service that was the work of an interfaith group here in Venice. There was representation from a number of Protestant churches, UU, Buddhists, Hindus, the Jewish community and Zoroastrians -- homilies, music and refreshments. And the message from each was the same. Say loudly that we want peace and kindness and act accordingly.