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In an article in this week’s issue of TIME magazine, Nancy Gibbs ponders the paradoxical nature of Thanksgiving. She says:

“It is an ordeal to travel and yet we do; family reunions can be wildly stressful and yet painful to miss…. This is the kind of holiday we need right now, an intrinsically complicated one that comes at the end of a bitter harvest and finds something sweet to celebrate. Everyone is a pilgrim now, stripped down to bare essentials and a single carry-on bag to sustain us in a strange new world.” (Nancy Gibbs, “We Gather Together,” TIME, 11-19-01, p. 29)

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