A Canadian Thanksgiving: Of long lost relatives and family

It’s harvest time in Canada, and Thanksgiving.

A time many family members reunite, if only for a meal together.

A time we are reminded of our ancestral ties.

This Thanksgiving brought me news of a family member — a niece — I didn’t even know existed.

Yet, today as I write this, I had a flash of déjà vu, of a dream long ago about such a member and this day — which reminds me yet again of the deeper magic of this season that culminates with the waltz on All Souls Night.

I am happy to say that thanks to the technological magic of Facebook, I reached out to said lost niece and made contact.

So, I can add that to the many blessings for which I thank the Great Spirit today.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers and friends and colleagues and family.

— Jillian

Photo: The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, oil on canvas by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, 1914. (Wikipedia)

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