Thursday, November 26, 2009
Nowe Be Thankeful
I am thankful to Otis Redding, for writing "(Sittin' on the) Dock of the Bay," and for singing it.
I am thankful that I have a job and that we have enough to eat. I would appreciate more time to take hot baths by myself, but hey, two out of three is not bad.
I am thankful for my family: my mother, my father, my brothers, my wife and my daughters. They drive me nuts sometimes, so I'm sure they feel the same way about me. But I am so happy we are together. A family really is forever.
I am thankful to Vorarlberg, because it gave me a great Opa (Grandpa), and wonderful stinky cheese and our dear friend Katharina and especially my darling Anette.
I give thanks to Ethiopia, for Mulatu Asteque, injira bread, and our lovely rosa Fee, Adinah.
I thank Nigeria for Fela Kuti and Afro-Beat music, and Vienna, for a young mother named M, and both of these places, because they made our sweetest little disco dancer, V.
I am grateful for bad movies and good art.
I am so happy that our friends and family are safe, and (relatively) untouched by war, sickness and poverty.
I am thankful for my third Oma, Resi Baldauf.
I am thankful for foster parents and children, adoptive parents and adopted children everywhere. They have a lot to tell us. Angelina, please stop.
I am thankful for high and lo humor, belly laffs, pratfalls, and ironic, knowing winks.
I am indebted to all of my teachers--sacred, profane, wise and drunk.
I am thankful for all of this wonderful food. Let's eat.