Thanksgiving is a harvest feast. We celebrated these for millennia before the Pilgrims came along, before we shopped for Christmas or raised turkeys or watched football. It’s the time mankind puts its feet up and says, Well, we did the best we could this year. Let’s eat and relax and be happy we have what we have. Let’s thank our god or gods, our family, our friends, for being there. Winter is coming and we might not all make it, you know?
Thanksgiving is about as primordial a holiday as they come, akin to our ancestors dancing and feasting after the big hunt. We need to gather around that fire too, dance to the flute and the drum, eat, drink, make love! And always, always, give thanks that we can.