November 26, 2015

thankful squash | reading my tea leavesDelicata squash with rosemary and thyme. Waiting for olive oil, a roasting pan, and a hot oven.

In case a bit of quiet-seeking finds you on the internet today, a word of gratitude for finding yourself in this space.

And a toast in the untraditional sense:

Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here.

– Wendell Berry

Happy Thanksgiving.


You Might Also Like


  • Reply Olivia Clark November 26, 2015 at 11:13 am

    One of my very favorites- thank you for the sweet reminder today.

  • Reply Alexa November 26, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    One of my favorites as well. Happy Thanksgiving to you, James and Faye. xx

  • Reply Rita Tocta November 26, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing this poem. As someone not American and who doesn’t celebrates Thanksgiving it was the first time I understood/felt what is really about. Thank you for sharing what it means to you. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Reply Kari November 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Your blog so often serves to remind me of what there is to be thankful for. So even though we, here in Canada, had our Thanksgiving last month, I’m happy to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Reply Nicole November 26, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    šŸ™‚ Happiest of Thanksgiving to you guys.

  • Reply Liz November 27, 2015 at 2:02 am

    What a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing. Hope that you had a beautiful Thanksgiving. // Liz

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Comments are moderated.