Being in Japan, there is no Thanksgiving holiday. However, with many Americans living here, we can order Turkeys for the holiday. Two years ago, we got a smoked turkey. I paid about $40 for it. I had my husband come with me to pick it up because I thought it was going to be big and heavy. When the supermarket clerk brought it to us, the box was so small that I couldn't believe it was a turkey. I had to confirm that it wasn't a whole chicken but a turkey. She assured me it was a turkey. I still didn't believe her. I checked the writing on the box. Yes, that said turkey too. It was just a little bigger than a whole chicken but ended up being the perfect size for us. I made stuffing and mashed potatoes from scratch and bought whole cranberries for the side. If you are in the States, I hope you have a wonderul Thanksgiving. As for me, no turkey dinner this year as I have to work late. Instead, I will take the day as a cue to be thankful for my life and family.
Sometimes the simplest moments can be powerful. When walking in the rain, I often put my open hand out to catch raindrops. There is something real in that moment.
My latest listing at Etsy is a mixed media painting. Ink, pencil and watercolor on fibrous rice paper. This is a detail.