Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Photo by S. Auberle

A repeat of last year's column, just because I think this Thanksgiving blessing is so right...
Thanks & Blessings be to the Sun and the Earth
for this bread and this wine,
this fruit, this meat, this salt,
this food.
Thanks be & Blessings to them
who prepare it, who serve it.
Thanks & Blessings to them
who share it
(& also the absent & the dead).
Thanks & Blessings to them who bring it
(may they not want),
to them who plant & tend it,
harvest & gather it
(may they not want).
Thanks & Blessings to them who work
& blessings 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


Anonymous Victorian inn bed and breakfast said...

Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Traditionally, Thanksgiving is associated with giving thanks to God for the harvest and expressing gratitude.

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