Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Photo by S. Auberle

This is my 500th post, since I began this blog in February of 2006. That, and the fact that tomorrow is Thanksgiving, seems an auspicious time to post this beautiful blessing written by Rafael Jesus Gonzalez.

Thanks and Blessings be to the Sun & the Earth
for this bread & this wine,
this fruit, this meat, this salt,
this food;
Thanks be & Blessing to them
who prepare it, who serve it;
Thanks & Blessings to them
who share it
(& also the absent & the dead).
Thanks & Blessing to them who bring it
(may they not want),
to them who plant & tend it,
harvest & gather it
(may they not want);
Thanks & Blessing to them who work
& blessing to them who cannot;
may they not want--for their hunger
sours the wine & robs
the taste from the salt.
Thanks be for the sustenance & strength
for our dance & work of justice, of peace.
- Rafael Jesus Gonzalez
Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving to all...


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