A ritual that embraces us all
oh goodness. What an absolutely thoughtful and inspiring piece. Thank you so much for offering something other than put-downs of our New England heritage and for broadening the scope of all we can be thankful for to include a current-day times, a welcome to, people of all cultures, and gratitude for the foundations of our country. Your spiritual perspective and generosity are a true inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing this.
This was wonderful. Thank you.
Gratitude is the path.
While I cannot regret the POC I have formed friendships with, there was a loss of culture associated with desegregation. Some black and Indian schools were part of the minority communities that helped parents raise children in cultures inside of other cultures, some of which were harmful to them.
For example, I know of a limestone black school house in Summerfield Florida that is sitting empty, it's teachers given land and a good retirement when their school was eliminated by law. And, recently I was able to examine an African Methodist Church not far from Rosewood, site of a massacre in the early 1900's that spread across three counties in one way or another. Someone is trying to buy the property and use that church, sanctified by the blood of it's former members, as a draw for YouTube views as they find planted treasure and spoils.
I love the concept of Thanksgiving and celebrate every new seat at the table.