'olidaysmy mother has made a real effort to draw the family together through meals - inviting family into town and hosting them in her home, and then putting together a massive feast for all attending.while most of the time i wing it,
her parents ask that a grace be said before each meal. i like that pause of thanks and recognition -
i've tried to merge the two sensibilities by asking that my family and friends when gathered take time to say thanks and recognize our gathering.
i've written a few graces, for specific holidays,
1995: chicago with nebraskish family long winded thanks givingi enjoy monitoring the presence of dieties and sons and daughters of dieties in these pieces - coordinating between the devout and the devoid of spirituality makes for some strange holinesses - how can you make something sacred with words without gettin' real godly?