on being thankful

posted by the scholar on November 22nd, 2007
filed under: art, paintings, words

annya_bad_cat_and_turkey_print

bad cat and turkey print from russian artist annya djachiachvili’s etsy shop

today is thanksgiving, a day when cherished friends and families come together to slow down a little, break bread and hopefully create wonderful memories. we’ll get back to the regularly scheduled program after the holiday, but for now, i’d like to take a moment to reflect on these themes of gratitude and giving. i want you to know how fortunate i feel to have so many loyal, smart and funny readers who come to this space regularly. i’ve been building my blog here for six months now, and all the comments you leave, and emails, and encouragement, and positive energy i receive from you is truly amazing. it still boggles my mind that we can find people, all around the world, through our computers, and create genuine connections that come so naturally (that is so weird to say that, but true!).

i think if you have just one friend in the world you’re lucky.

thank you all so much for being there!


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4 Responses to “on being thankful”

  1. Bri Says:

    And how! Thanks Gigi for putting up interesting relevant content and offering yourself through this strange medium we call blogging. I hope you enjoyed your holiday! I’m still thinking about your lavender salt recipe request. The only thing that has come to me so far, is how big lavender is in Provencal cooking. Herbes de Provence uses lavender and I know cooks often use that for the seasoning on meats. Being vegetarian, that’s as far in my thought process as I got. But maybe if you roasted a chicken or something, you could use the lavender/salt as part of the seasoning on the skin. That’s as much as I’ve come up with. But maybe you could research dishes from Provence. 🙂

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi bri,

    right back at you about offering yourself up! we had a lovely thanksgiving and i need to get over to your blog and report on that potato and carrot mash dish of yours… so GOOD!

    i am loving this idea of “researching” the foods of provence and secretly hoping i will be able to sample some things along the way…

    thanks for the comment! 🙂

  3. maryam in marrakesh Says:

    I just read your about page and your stores sound like they were so amazing. I wish I had seen them and I am sad you no longer have them. I would love to learn more about what you do now.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi maryam,

    oh thank you for reading my about page! i feel like that gives an idea of what i’m about. i like eclectic. 🙂

    i had a great time with my shops and too am sad that they’re not around anymore. and right now at this moment i’m hatching a plan to cook up a scheme to think about having a go at retail again. to say that i’m gun-shy is pretty accurate, but retailing and hunting and presenting truly is my passion, and was personally meaningful. it’s not brain surgery, but it makes a lot of people happy!

    and of course you will know what comes of all my ruminations as soon as they are finished cooking – just like we all want the first hand look at your pavillions – and to make an advance reservation! 🙂

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