Here in the USA we celebrate Thanksgiving Day as one of our most important holidays of the year. It is nearly always a day for gathering with friends and/or family and reflecting on the things for which we are most grateful. For most this is a religious observance, For me, a die-hard non-believer, it is nonetheless a spiritual occasion.
This year I am especially grateful for my mail-art correspondents and for the world-wide network of mail artists. You have given me space for my creativity that promotes art without the arrogant, crippling institutions of the critic, the gallery, the academy, and the patronizing "culture" of the world's wealthiest. A forum for creative expression without per-ordained filters for talent, training, passing fads and appropriateness. It is a gift to me and to civilization, IMHO, and I am thankful for it...and for you, my friends.