Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey folks, again sorry for the slow posting but I am working on three projects. I truly do expect two of them to be ready to be unveiled here within a week or two (esp for December 1). The third one won’t be ready until next year. But hang in there with me, it’s good stuff!

Every year, Thanksgiving is a very special day. Because it’s such a major holiday in America and because it’s just a regular day here in Romania, it always means I get a unique opportunity to rest, give thanks and give something back. Every Thanksgiving I’ve ever had in Romania has been a special occasion because of this.

This morning I had the opportunity to spend some time with the young man you see above, a homeless guy living right here in Unicorn City that I’ve known for some time. You might remember his story from Down and Out in Cluj-Napoca and The Ghost of Simonides.

With the cold weather and a very precarious financial situation, obviously he’s in a tough spot. I really don’t want to get too much into further details at the risk of becoming a Misery Pimp myself. But it is quite clear that he’s certainly less fortunate than I am and part of how I honored Thanksgiving today was spending some time with him.

If you are in America and/or you celebrate Thanksgiving, I wish you all the best. If that’s not your culture, at least pause for a moment and give thanks for all of the good things in your life and never forget that there are others out there who have it harder than you do.


Categorised in: Gypsies, Holiday Road

4 Responses »

  1. Amen.


  2. The perfect post for Thanksgiving – thank you, Sam.
    And a happy one to you, too!


  3. All I saw today was a Thanksgiving day form a Romanian perspective but being in USA. Nice, seeing an American perspective form my home land. “Shifting perspectives is always nicely surprising :)”


  4. You really have a big heart. May God bless you for it.


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