"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Thanksgiving and All it is meant to be

It's a beautiful day and a beautiful time of the year. A time of ritual and giving thanks.

We have much to be thankful for. Not least, for the freedom to elect a governing council for our town for the next four years.

Competition is fierce with no shortage of candidates. But we won't be ambushing and assassinating each other,or planting pipe bombs in each other's vehicles.

The election will be over in a few days and everyone will return to their corners until next time.

In the meantime it's Thanksgiving week-end. A time to think of everything that makes our lives what they are.

Are we at peace with ourselves and each other?

What role do we play in our own and each others' lives?

A simple ritual like raking leaves into a small pile, them alight,watching little curls of smoke and catching the smell mingling with other earthy scents gave us peace and tranquility and made us one with the earth and the season.

It cost nothing. Nature herself engineers fires for renewal. Yet we denied ourselves the simple satisfaction.

Now we think of it with fondness and nostalgia and why should we not?

Our lives are lived one day at a time.

Whatever joy there is, is ours to find.

From my house to yours

May Thanksgiving be all you yourself can make it.


Anonymous said...

Back at you. Enjoy the lovely day and family.

Anonymous said...

"It's a beautiful day and a beautiful time of the year. A time of ritual and giving thanks.

We have much to be thankful for."

I may not agree with you on much, Cllr Buck, but we can agree on the above.

Anonymous said...

What happens to skewers ? I'm down to 2 all of a sudden.

Anonymous said...

Canada has the better time of year for Thanksgiving. The American one seems too late in the season. Which is strange because it was supposed to have come from the New England states who harvest about the same as here.

Heather said...

Turkey is in the oven, homemade buns are baked, turnip done, potatoes ready to be roasted, homemade cranberry sauce is cooling on the stove, beans ready to be stemmed, pies baked, milk, onions and cloves on the stove with flavours melding together for the bread sauce. Now time to relax or maybe I should iron the table cloth first! I will be down to get you about 1:00 so you can enjoy a glass of wine with dinner. See you soon!

Anonymous said...

Our bird is just a memory. Ditto the wine.
Have a good day everyone........