What Are You Thankful For?
Let’s pretend for a moment that this is an elementary school class and we’re in that final pre-vacation lull where no one — especially not our twenty-something teacher — wants to do work. Instead, we’ll focus on creative endeavors such as stringing yarn through macaroni and painting oak leaves different colors. That weird kid Billy will sit in the corner eating Play-Doh while another boy peels strips of glue off his hands.
And then someone will remember that the kids can’t go home sans refrigerator art before a holiday or the parents will just lose it, and so out comes various pots of hand paint and sponges and popsicle sticks and sparkles.
We’ll each press our palms into a gloopy orange mess and stamp them on to construction paper, our fingers spread as wide as they go in order to make one extremely regal tail for our holiday turkeys. Crayons will be passed around to draw legs and beaks; googly-eyes will be pasted on for ocular purposes. A few over-achievers will ask for actual feathers to act as hair extensions for our four-plumed fowls, but Billy probably ate those too. Stupid Billy.
Once all of our masterpieces are complete, the final step will be to take Magic Markers and write our names in the corner, our vowels and consonants all in varying sizes because no one’s really mastered the art of penmanship yet. Then the teacher will come around and ask us to tell her the one thing we’re thankful for and she’ll scrawl it — her cursive textbook-perfect — in an arch directly over the turkeys we just created.
Since this here website essentially acts as our refrigerator and the comment section as your construction paper, (and also because Leandra’s been banned from the MR supply of paste and glitter), tell us everything you’re thankful for this season.
And not to be corny or anything…we’re super thankful for you.
– Amelia Diamond