Thanksgiving. Seems like it's synonymous with hearth and home for most people. Except for a few of the curmudgeons I work with. I mean, I get where Nancy's coming from. Family dynamics can get pretty screwed up. When you watch some of those holiday movies, you realize that so many people get the family together more out of obligation and to torture each other rather than out of love and togetherness. It's sad really.
But I can't really talk. If I were at home, my brothers would be taking enormous joy in making me miserable. But I still miss it when I'm not there: Mom's awesome turkey, stuffing and pies; Dad refusing to come to the table until the football game is over -- even though Mom's been slaving in the kitchen for two days to make everything perfect; my brothers drinking so much beer that they can't even taste the food. I miss it all.
Tonight, though, eating turkey sandwiches with Diana was pretty cool. If I had to spend Thanksgiving without my family, I'm at least glad I got to hang with DVD. She made it bearable. It's nice to have someone to commiserate with. We understand each other's hell.
I told her about today's insanity. A plane crash on Thanksgiving. I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone. And then Rabbit bogarted my partner. And I couldn't even be pissed because watching them work together was like... I don't know... it was perfect precision. Practically telepathic. Like Boone and Tyler. But with heat.
I don't care what Nancy says, there's something there. Whether she talks about it or not. Whether she sees it or not. Whether she acknowledges it or not. It's there. And I don't stand a chance. Not with that kind of a connection. I'd be an idiot to even try.
Crap. Incoming call. And wouldn't you know it? Possible heart attack. They say that Thanksgiving and the day after are pretty much all cardiac calls. This is gonna be a fun shift.
So, please take it easy this year. Chew your food. Eat and drink responsibly. And be kind to each other. That's what the holidays are all about.
Happy Thanksgiving! Pace a voi.