Two days ago, I said to my husband, “I’m thinking of going flexitarian.”

He said, “Huh? Flexitarian?”

“You know,” I said. “Sort of vegetarian. Not totally vegetarian. But kind of vegetarian.”

“Explain,” he said.

“Well, generally we won’t eat meat. But we won’t never eat meat. Just super rarely.”

My meat-loving husband didn’t look super happy about his. “Like when would we eat meat?”

“Thanksgiving, for instance. I could never go without my Thanksgiving turkey!”

He rolled his eyes and walked off.

This morning I went for a run. Through my suburban, not terribly rural neighboring town. And I encountered these:

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Why are they blurry and far away? Because I was sure they were about to attack me, all alone, on the street, as thoughts of Thanksgiving danced in my mind while I tried to get past them.

Some might say this is a sign that I should give up even the “flex” part and just go “vegetarian.” I choose to think of it as some divine providence saying, “Hey, no worries! There are plenty of turkeys. Enjoy and Thanksgiving yourself out!”