Happy Thanksgiving, y’all

Daniel Johnston

In a few hours, I’ll be heading home to Norfolk for Thanksgiving for the first time in a handful of years. Normally I’d post a YouTube video of someone lighting a driveway on fire while trying to fry a turkey, but recent events have brought the holiday’s shady origins a little too close to the front of my mind, and it just doesn’t seem funny this time around.

Instead, I’ll leave you with a song about going home that contains the following verse, which seems fitting both for the holiday and for this particular moment in history:

Gee, it’s great to be alive
Takes the skin right off my hide
To think I’ll have to give it all up someday

That’s where being truly thankful starts. Hope everyone reading this has a great Thanksgiving.

Daniel Johnston — “To Go Home” [Spotify/iTunes]

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