I think the timing is more related to the 1 holiday per month theme in Canada. Which is nice.
Thanksgiving, where we celebrate murdering an indigenous people and taking their land, by thanking our forefathers. In reality, that holiday has instead morphed into a more general feeling of thanks for the people and life that we do have. It’s reflective without the somberness of Nov 11th.
We’re heading out of town for some time away from the ever-too-busy city life. I mentioned in a previous post that life recently have been quite effective at chipping away my energy. A 6 week crisis at work, a death in the close family, the return to school, kids starting new activities, wife back to work… September is just general 1st world chaos. I make no allusions that the (majority of) chaos is both a) self-inflicted and b) one of privilege.
Still, it’s a time where the weather permits long days outside. A good coffee with a sweater in the morning, or a campfire at night. It’s a bit like the bottom of the roller coaster drop, where you can catch your breath, look around, and see the next hill coming fore. You appreciate what you just went through, generally with a smile.
I’m personally more than thankful for the life I have. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to be an astronaut, but this is a close 2nd. Great wife, great kids, super job. Finances are never a concern. Solid set of friends. In good general health. A healthy set of hobbies. I recognize that a lot of people don’t have all of that… some have none of it.
So corny post and all, I needed to get this down on virtual ink. I have a good life. Hope you do too.