Thursday, November 26, 2009

Macy's Thanksgiving Day

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Turn the parade on for a few minutes and think of us. We will not be there, we will be making pie. Last night we went to the the inflation celebration and I about died (and it is supposedly less crowded than the parade.) Fence to fence people slowly oozing down the street. We made it to, and down 77th between Columbus and CPW and took the first exit out of the madness.

We saw Macy's Stars, those little Macy's guys, Sponge Bob, Shrek, Ronald McDonald, Abby Cadabby, Energizer Bunny, Kermit the Frog, Spider Man, and more Macy's Stars. Daddy carried Reuben who slept for the first half our of the block. I pushed Simeon who cried for the whole thing.

But, while I hated the crowd and the pushing, the touching of strangers, and the getting separated from Justin--there was an undeniable sense of community. We were all stuck in that mass of humanity, working together towards the same goal, with bursts of frustration, but a majority of forgiveness and understanding.

The holidays are here, and working its magic on this city. Happy Thanksgiving.
Macy's: Believe


Lark said...

Happy Happy Birthday to Justin and Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Heidi said...

Glad you guys had a good time at the inflation, sorry we missed ya. Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for being friends! We appreciate you guys.

Tammy Lorna said...

I love anything that gives off a sense of community :) Looks like a fun night!

xo Tammy