I read several essays about Thanksgiving this year and one really resonated with me. NY Times book critic Parul Sehgal wrote that while she was making her mother-in-law’s stuffing recipe, she had an epiphany. “I’m not enjoying myself until I am, because I suddenly recognize this work – it’s the work I know. I know what it means to combine disparate elements, using only the freshest and crispiest you can find, and to make from it an offering, something for someone else’s pleasure. It’s like writing, only you’re thinking with your hands, your nose, your mouth.”
What Thanksgiving and Writing Have in Common
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