Pausing for the day. Author: RaineDate:11/26/2020 14:00:38
This year has been pretty tough, I think we can all agree. As expected, this Thanksgiving is just another day to remind us of the struggles we've all experienced since February/March.
March. We were just getting over the 2019 holidays and ready to embrace spring and the rebirth of nature. It all was taken away. Yes, it's been a really hard year.
Bob and usually do not travel on Thanksgiving. The traffic is just too much, so this year technically is a normal year for us. That said, (and I know I'm not alone in this) knowing that I can't travel makes me want to. I miss my family and friends in New York.
So this year I am thankful that I can miss them because they and I are alive. We're having a potluck dinner today with neighbors who were wonderful when we moved here in 2018 but have become true friends by the sheer force of this pandemic. I'm grateful for that.
Today is a good day to pause and breathe in all that is good, even while everything is hard. Today I crave some normalcy and tradition in a time where there are none. Some of us will be starting new ones by trying to navigate this abnormal normality of the year 2020.
With that said, here is a tradition that no one can take away. It's that place where you can get anything you want. Walk right in, it's around the back, just a half a mile from the railroad track.
Thank you for being my friend. I look forward to giving you all big hugs in the future.