Tuesday, November 20, 2007


As we gather up our things for a flight to the great frozen Northwest, I must stop--simply stop and think for what I am grateful. I could make an endless list. I will not.

Everything is everything. No need to divide it up. There is something larger I am up to.

I am thankful that I am here. I haven’t had any life scare or any religious conversion. I am simply thankful that I am here at all, that anyone is here at all. I live very close to a neighborhood in Los Angeles called Miracle Mile.

I know I often carry on like a weary misanthrope. It’s often in jest. Often, it is justified. Cranky complainers are just failed romantics. But for one week, this week, I am going to accept that being here awakens my gratitude. Fill up with that. And pie.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving. The blog will return on Monday.

Personal Recommendation: Mary and John, enjoy every minute of Paris.


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Cheryl said...

I want a T-shirt that says, "Cranky complainers are just failed romantics."

Rebecca Waring said...

I'm grateful for cranky, romantic misanthropes with entertaining blogs!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Have a great break!