Every repast can have soul and can be enchanting; it asks only for a small degree of mindfulness and a habit of doing things with care and imagination.
– Thomas Moore, The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life
This photo depicts my father’s experience of Thanksgiving on a farm in a small town in Ohio. Though my experiences have taken place in an urban setting, this picture seems to remain in my head as a quintessential portrait of the celebration. I remember and am grateful for those who went before me. I appreciate their hard work and the sacrifices they endured in order to bring about the opportunities I have enjoyed. As you gather with your family and friends this week, I hope it is an experience that feeds both the body and soul. Happy Thanksgiving!
* For my father’s account of the Thanksgiving photo above along with some of his gorgeous artistic photography, check out his blog on contemplative photography, http://davidlsmithcontemplativephotography.com.