A Day to Remember and Give Thanks
Thanksgiving is a moment to remember
How little we can do to move the stars.
All we are and have we must surrender,
Nor is Earth less inscrutable than Mars.
Knowing this, we know the need for friends
Sharing both our pleasures and our pain,
Giving, though it may not serve their ends,
In joy the love that will our love sustain.
Very much like water in a lake,
In sum we serve as mirrors to the sky.
No one alone can heaven's picture take.
Given friends, we know the reason why.
--By Nicholas Gordon
May you enjoy a blessed and restful holiday weekend, gentle reader. And thanks for all your interest, ideas, encouragement and input throughout the year. They've sustained me in more ways than you can know. God bless you all on this Thanksgiving day.