i love thanksgiving. it's far and away my favorite holiday. this year, for the first time since about 2001, i am not organizing/hosting the meal. i'll just be making pie. and rolls. last year i was in japan, roasting tiny rock hens (quite tasty, by the way), explaining thanksgiving to my japanese conversation students, and giving them their first taste of stuffing and cranberries. i tried to explain the history of this holiday, and the difference between the myth of cooperation vs. the true history of genocide of native americans. but what i love about thanksgiving is the way we celebrate it–gathering with family or friends who feel like family, to share a special meal and enjoy each other's company.
i also want to share the work of a wonderful artist, reya. she created the felt acorns at the top of this post, as well as these lovely natural felt sculptures. her shop is here, and is full of beautiful works in a variety of media.