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Saturday, November 21, 2009

THE SPIRIT OF THANKSGIVING - An Encore Presentation

And the winners are:
Massasoit - Russell Means (37%)
Dorah - Sissy Spacek (57%)
Luther - Tie between Gary Cooper and Daniel-Day Lewis (28%)
Daughter - Kate Hudson (28%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

INT. LOG CABIN. PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS - THANKSGIVING DAY

A FAMILY of six are gathered around the dining table adorned with the cornucopia of Thanksgiving dinner.

Anticipant as the grandfather clock CHIMES three o'clock,

MOTHER
He'll be here.

FATHER
He's late, Dorah.

DORAH
We won't start without him, Luther.

LUTHER
(firmly)
He'd be the first to understand.

As Luther begins carving the turkey, Dorah lets out a SIGH. Their DAUGHTER clasps her hand reassuringly.

DAUGHTER
He's been here every Thanksgiving, dad.

Luther stops carving with the KNOCK at the door.

GRANDSON
He's here!

He and his sister run out of the dining room and return holding the hands of Native American, MASSASOIT.

All surround him excitedly and guide him to his place at the table.

GRANDDAUGHTER
We saved your chair, Great Sachem.

Massasoit nods, smiling. As he sits, he retrieves the ceremonial pipe from his pouch, then lights it. After inhaling, he passes it to Luther who then passes it to Dorah. She respectfully inhales and returns it to Massasoit.

After snuffing the pipe, Massasoit sets it adjacent to his place setting. Ritualistically, each extends and holds the other's hand, heads bowed.

DORAH
We give thanks today for Your eternal bounty.

ALL
(in unison)
Amen.

MASSASOIT
Aho.

FADE TO BLACK

Happy Thanksgiving!

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

A timeless tale of our bounty. We need to keep that feeling in our hearts all year round. Nice job.

Davidpeace

i beati said...

Got me in the heart plae again..Read Jim suldogs 15 goofy photos from earlier last week. You will die rolling !!!!!!sandy

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

Hiya, Petra! Haven't been around for a long time--don't seem to blog as much as I used to, either... but I have wondered how you are and what you are up to! Hope you're well, and I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, whoever shows up at your table!

Mama Zen said...

I love the serenity of this scene!

Ron said...

Hi Petra!

I agree with David....

...we need to keep this feeling in our hearts all year round.

Gratitude.

You did a beautiful job with this post, dear lady!

Thank you for sharing your gifts with us!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

So glad we met!

{{{{{ Petra }}}}}

Tipper said...

Makes me sigh just like it did before. Seems like the perfect Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

The spirit being Massasoit?

Really enjoyed, Petra!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! K.

Poetikat said...

Petra, I can't believe how long it's been since I was here. I do apologize for being neglectful.

I enjoyed this. Of course, I had to put a Canadian in there and I LOVE Graham Greene!

Hope all is well with you.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kat

jay said...

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving! :)