Things have been a little hectic in my world and thus a little slow on this blog, but fortunately, I’ve still got my favorite sustainable food writers to read to keep me thinking. Eleanor Baron at Nourishing Words always writes lovely prose on great topics, ranging from the mini (onions!) to the macro (consumerism). This Thanksgiving weekend, I am thankful for Eleanor and all the people like her trying to make this world a better place through thoughtful living.
Please visit Nourishing Words to read Eleanor’s full post on Black Friday–her sentiments really resonate with me–and to whet your verbial appetite, here’s a teaser:
Is it Thanksgiving anymore, or is it really just the unabashed opening of the floodgates of the Christmas shopping torrent, in which only the strongest among us will survive. Why black, I wonder? Could it be that, as a culture, we grieve for a time when holidays meant something simpler? If it is still Thanksgiving, what is it that we’re all giving thanks for? What possible satisfaction does participating in this frantic race to acquire more stuff provide? Can I possibly be the only one already feeling overwhelmed by stuff?