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"...this most modest, most poignant of days..."

"Sitting down to the big meal seems like the crux of Thanksgiving, but it really comes a couple of hours later. The pumpkin pie is gone, the dishes are done, the dogs and overnight guests are napping, and there’s a strange vacancy in the afternoon light. For a moment the year halts, a moment when the wakeful aren’t quite sure what to do with themselves. In that instant, that hollow in time, you find yourself listening to the unnatural stillness of the afternoon, pausing to look closely at the world around you. That’s all the celebration necessary on this most modest, most poignant of days."
- Verlyn Klinkenborg

(Via Patrick Kurp.)

November 22, 2007 in Current Affairs | Permalink

Comments

A bit late in comments--I found this on Google--but could you please email me regarding your August post on Block 37?

Thanks in advance.

Wayne

Posted by: Wayne Allen Sallee at Nov 23, 2007 1:19:28 AM