Right now I am sitting in our cozy little cottage listening to my Steve Tyrell station on Pandora. The air is full of yummy baking smells. The occasional sharp tang of tabbouleh catches my nose, and Jeffrey wonders how I always know when he is sneaking another bite. The lights are low and the computer connects me to friends around the world. This is the quiet time before the clamor of tomorrow. Tonight I am thinking about the wonderful chaos that is Thanksgiving, which reminds me to be grateful for each sense. Taste, touch, scent, sight, sound all bring such pleasure to my life.
fluffernutter sandwiches * hot chili with sour cream * mashed potatoes and gravy * capers * hot chocolate with too many marshmallows * blackberry dumplings * peppery peas right off the plant * an apple, fresh from the tree * Big Red gum * really good dark chocolate * sour pickles * olives * garlic * chicken noodle soup * turkey dinner *
Origins mint shampoo * lilacs * lavender sachets * honeysuckle * baby powder * Jergen's hand lotion * opening a box of Bandaids * baking bread * the clean dirt smell of hands grubby from the garden * just-washed dog smells * Thanksgiving dinner on the table *
Crater Lake * bare baby toes * your grandmother cradling your baby * balloons floating away in the blue, blue sky * the view across the Mall from the steps of the Capitol * the look on a groom's face when the bride first enters * the faces of loved ones, gathered together for turkey and gratitude *
Indulge all your senses tomorrow, and have a very happy Thanksgiving, dear friends. We have so much to be thankful for.
Taste by Pink Sherbert. Touch by Tito. Scent by Steve Stone. Sight by Steve McCurry. Sound by Steve.Korn.
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