Thanksgiving Day is Mother’s Day – in reverse! It’s the day when the Mother (or the nourisher/s, of whatever age or gender) works hard and long to fulfill the family’s core fantasies of care and good eating. Primal stuff. This works even if it’s you by the stove, channeling the nourishers of your past. Or if the cook at your feast is no relation.
*Thanks to Cathy Boswell for this phrase