Holiday shout out to everyone who’s missing someone.
Holidays take on a different meaning after loss. And even if you’re surrounded by family, friends and love, loss and/or separation brings with it an absence, of history, of possibility, and of occasion.
I’m not a big fan of celebrating thanksgiving, or Christmas for that matter. The social and political impact of the history of these holidays is very much at the forefront for me.
I prefer to celebrate the seasons, as they arrive and as they pass. Harvest, solstice – ways of marking time that are not integrally religious or colonialist. And I am a big fan of getting together with your important people, in celebration, whatever the reason.
Hope you went to bed tonight with a full belly and a full heart, even, and especially, if you’re missing someone.