Giving Thanks

Posted by – November 27, 2008

A guy who couldn’t read & write, and whose teachers made him “feel small,” carves tiny sculptures that can fit in the eye of a needle.

There is something so lovely about that.

I’m giving thanks this year for people like him, whose creativity and persistent humanity remind me that there are so many interesting ways to respond to bad shit, & they can be life-affirming acts of beauty.

& I’m giving thanks for Barack Obama, like so many others, because I am continually reminded of his decency, his pragmatism, & his big big brain every time he speaks or grants an interview.

Happy Thanksgiving, my fellow Americans.

1 Comment on Giving Thanks

  1. aubrey says:

    Yes! I have been finding that it’s not that hard to be a glass-half-full kind of gal, despite being so glass-half-empty for so long. There is plenty of “bad shit,” as you say, but there are so many ways to counter it.

    Happy thanksgiving to you too. Keep up the good work that you do.

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