|A sheaf of wheat decorating our dining room|
for Thanksgiving at Darlington House
Pausing during the hurly-burly of the meal to listen to and reflect upon what those of us who are sitting there are thankful for makes the gathering more memorable, in my view, and hearkens back to the very reason we find ourselves at the table in the first place: to give thanks.
Sometimes the answers given are short and sweet, and other times can be surprisingly emotional and sad, if not wrenching. Whether sweet or sad, however, I believe the process of listening to what others say they are thankful for, and then volunteering what oneself is also thankful for, makes the observance of Thanksgiving a more enriching experience for many of us.
Tell me, Dear Reader, what are you thankful for?
Photographs by Boy Fenwick