Anna and I spent the day in Santa Fe on Monday selecting groceries for our Thanksgiving dinner (I was so wrapped up in it all I totally forgot to take pictures at our second stop, Whole Foods). There will be just seven of us, total, and we’re celebrating in Anna and Bill’s beautiful, old adobe house. None of us can be with family, so we are gathering together with friends who have become like family.
Yesterday Anna brined our free range, organic turkey and today she is marinating it in buttermilk, coconut milk and cranberry juice (sounds good, doesn’t it?).
For those of you who didn’t see this link from Being Blog on the High Road Artist facebook page, I think it’s fitting as so many of us prepare our turkeys for this holiday:
Some of you have written to me about your concerns for this holiday season and I just want to send out the best wishes I can for you to be held within love during these special, but sometimes stressful times.
For those without the blessing of family may you, like us, find family in your friendships. For those in towns or cities that are not particularly warm or welcoming, may you generate warmth for yourself within your own heart. For any of you who find yourselves in the midst hard times, please know that this too shall pass.
And any of you who are alone, as I have been on many holidays, please do something special for yourself. Go for a winter’s walk with your dog. Take your camera and make it creative. Think of everything you have to be grateful for, no matter your circumstance. Honor it by writing it down. Listen to music. And simply relish the quiet time you have to be with self.
Know that you are never, truly, alone for we are all connected in this universe. If nothing else, we have this growing blog community “family” and you are a part of that. I will be posting photos of our Thanksgiving day in Truchas on the 28th, so come be a part of that with us.
And know that I am grateful for each and every one of you.
Love to you all,