November 26, 2009

Today is Thanksgiving here in the US – my first time to be in the country at this time of the year. Many of my friends describe it as their favourite holiday – no gifts, just a day at home with family over a nice dinner and then back to work on Friday (or Monday if you’ve taken a long weekend). I am taking the opportunity to feel grateful for what has come my direction this year. Great clients with whom it has been a privilege to work, interesting travel, my health, close friends and the luxury of taking some time off to work on my research not to mention two outstanding cultural events in the last week – Anna Deavere Smith’s Let Me Down Easy and Philip Glass’s new opera Kepler at BAM. As I continually read stories of doom and gloom, recession, flooding, my computer flatlining yesterday etc… it feels appropriate to take a day to really focus on the good stuff – the stuff that hums in the background when we’re busy trying to fix the problems.
Whether you celebrate this holiday or not may I wish you a happy thanksgiving and hope that you find a moment to think about some of the good stuff that has come your way this year.

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