Thursday, November 26, 2009

Jean Leon Farris' Thanksgiving ... And Mine ...

I am particularly fond of this painting. It's one of the better early representations of the Holiday. I like that the focus is our Pilgrim Hostess serving the seated Indian Chief ... it's about both giving and receiving. No one is shooing the dog away. The Indian Princess is already getting an ear full of Colony gossip. And the snoozing Elder in his White Man's hat, customized with a feather ... he's comfy. Our cultures are blending beautifully.

When we sit down to dinner later this afternoon, here at the Smith's in Franklin, Tennessee, we will pray. There is uncertainty affecting all of us in one way or another, but there are things to be appreciated ... like each other ... and the sausage stuffing ... Thank you, Jimmy Dean.

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