What family time looks like these days. (You can see the resemblance, right?) Thank you, Google Duo.
And thank you Zoom, which is how my extended family will gather this year. I can’t remember if I ever spent a Thanksgiving without seeing my brother and sisters at some point over the long weekend.
And I’m sure there hasn’t been a Thanksgiving since I started eating solid food when I won’t have the traditional meal with all the fixings prepared according to strictly applied family recipes. But the majority of those who will be with us this year don’t eat meat (or poultry), so that’s off the table, as they say.
I’ve always said I prefer Thanksgiving to Christmas because it’s not about getting material things but instead about food and gratitude, about celebrating family tradition and continuing family ties.
Even as so many of us will be physically apart, Thanksgiving 2020 will bring those things even more clearly into focus, I think, and even (or especially) with all that’s been happening, we will give thanks.