There’s something special about the Thanksgiving season. If you’re lucky you spend time surrounded by family and friends enjoying good food, drink, playing games (Scrabble tournament, touch football, etc), and/or simply telling stories. Placing a few telephone calls to loved ones who cannot attend a homecoming meal can lift the spirits too. And today’s technology allows us all to connect or reconnect with folks who may be located on the other side of the globe.
Simple pleasures are the best. Count your blessings and make that telephone call to a distant relative or friend. Take time to do something you enjoy. Share your talents and look someone in the eye when you propose a toast. Smile. Enjoy. Laugh. Remember.
Note: The assignment at the Smithsonian “Draw & Discover” class was to find inspiration w/in the Luce Foundation collection and then simplify your interpretation of the art through lines, shapes, form, or colors. Sketching a couple turkeys just seemed to be the right thing to do a few days before Thanksgiving. It’s funny that what we learned in Kindergarden serves us well years later.