And do you feel yourself thankful?
Thankful for being here.
Thankful for those I’m here with, her most of all.
Thankful every morning.
Not thankful enough for most of the day.
For small things.
For the last line of A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.
For the first solo on Autumn Leaves.
And the taste of crab linguine.
I’m thankful that release exists and that I witnessed it.
That pain exists and has an end.
That love exists and has none.
Most of all I’m thankful that I’m here, and not anywhere else.