Thanks, folks.

Dear Mom + Dad,

Thanksgiving was your favorite holiday, bar none. It was the most special of them all, the only day of the year everyone else acted the way you two did each + every average Sunday: preparing food for the ones you love in a most festive way, with great attention to detail simply for the ritual + sheer joy of it.

Today, I raise my glass to the rituals you gave me to pass on to my family. I’m grateful. I love you. I miss you. Happy Thanksgiving.