Traditions, for the most part, are good things. But, as one grows older and life cycles introduce major change to our existence, it becomes necessary to reevaluate how to act out our traditions. This year we played out a new drama on Thanksgiving day and weekend. Because family changes and agendas and customs undergo change, it appeared possible to create a new scenario for our Thanksgiving Day. This meant having to be sure that everyone else in the family would be in an okay place for themselves. It also meant that we had to do some creative thinking about how we would continue to have meaning for our holiday.
Our holiday included reserving a small cottage in northeastern Arizona, in a place that is billed as “the road to nowhere.” It is in Greer, Arizona. We arrived late on Wednesday and resided there until Sunday morning. We enjoyed the comfort and pleasure of winter like weather in a cabin with a fireplace, books to read, games to play,