This book leaves me so much to be thankful for. What a sad, heartbreaking story yet, somehow - in spite of the desolation and agony - it's a painfully sweet love story between father and son. Readers have many theories as to why the Earth is in ruins, but in any case - this book kind of left me afraid to close my eyes at night, I could feel the empty pain of the two main characters - the end felt near. Thankfully, I was able to open my eyes and renew joy for what I do have - this book reminds you to do that. I read it in three days because I could not bear to feel so sad before bedtime...so morose and cryptic. In spite of the dark, dank setting - somehow it is a good read - quick, odd prose - a candystore full of lost words - sepulchre, veneration - a plate full. (Even one tiny reference to knitting.)
Other than reading sad books today - I am making a small Thanksgiving feast for my own family - just me, dh and the girls. This is a departure from years past but I have actually looked forward to this pajama party all week. We are being so lazy and selfish, lounging in front of the Packers and Ratatouille. I hope to sew one of these bags - a test run, if you will. And of course, knitting will come in somewhere. Maybe after the apple pie?
On the knitting front I have finished and mailed my Harvest Jaywalker to my partner - sigh of relief. I have never had a sock wrestle me to the ground quite like this Jay. And I am working away on my Belvedere - I've turned the heel - I see a pair in my future.
I've read some wonderful posts about being thankful. This is the part of the season I do look forward too - the Rip Van Winkle feelings wake up - the warm fuzzies, the love - I mean even the Grinch could figure it out. So I hope you are enjoying family time or even just reflection - it's like a nice rejuvenation before the stress begins - time to remember indeed what is the reason for the season before all of the wrappings, boxes and bags. Have a delightfully thankful day!
**my favorite part of the day was bedtime - my youngest has a hard time settling down- so the four of us all laid like logs in the dark on the living room floor. Tutti was out in a minute - but I laid there truly realizing what it is that I am thankful for today.