SOME THINGS I'M THANKFUL FOR THIS NOVEMBER

  1. I'm thankful this won't be my last American thanksgiving.
  2. I'm thankful the long visa wait is over.
  3. I'm thankful for all my friends here and for how much they love me.
  4. I'm thankful for my lifelong friends elsewhere.
  5. I'm thankful for my beautiful train journey to Delaware, and thankful for the family who will welcome me, feed me, and tell me how much they love my accent.
  6. I'm thankful, of course, for books.
  7. I'm more thankful than ever that my ultimate hope is not in politics.
  8. I'm thankful beyond words for these past four and a bit years.
  9. And if that doesn't call for American nails, I don't know what will.