Thinking About Thanksgiving?
We’re in the middle of an out-of-control pandemic. And we all long to celebrate Thanksgiving as we normally do. Around the table. With loved ones.
What are we supposed to do?
Here are two posts about COVID and Thanksgiving that can help you decide how to celebrate this year.
Tony Wright’s A Dinner Party Killed my Dad does a great job of conveying exactly how reasonable, careful people can end up putting themselves in danger, and what they are thinking along the way.
It is quick, clear and heartbreaking. He wrote it to save lives. I hope it does.
Robin Schoenthaler, MD weekly science-based essays about COVID are always readable, informative and up-to-date. Her latest, Keeping Covid Out of Your Holidays will help you make the right choices about celebrating Thanksgiving during a pandemic:
Keeping Covid Out of Your Holidays
Saying yes to the science and no to big gatherings
“For Thanksgiving,” Schoenthaler writes, Tony Fauci is staying home. The director of the NIH is staying home. The president of the Massachusetts Medical Society is staying home. In fact, virtually all of my physician friends are staying home and everyone is having smaller gatherings.”
After reading both these essays? I’m staying home too. But I’ll still enjoy the holiday. In case you’re curious, here are my own Thanksgiving plans:
Divorced Person's Thanksgiving
My Turkey Day Celebration Has Gone Through Some Changes
However you choose to celebrate, I hope you have a joyful and safe Thanksgiving.
( Writing Coach and Medium Sherpa Roz Warren writes for everyone from the Funny Times to the New York Times, has been included in 13 Chicken Soup for the Soul collections, and is the author of Our Bodies, Our Shelves: Library Humor. Get in touch at roSwarren@gmail.com)