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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Each year, on the last Thursday of November, the people of the United States celebrate Thanksgiving. This holiday was derived from stories of the Pilgrims giving thanks for surviving a couple of harsh winters and reaping a bountiful harvest that promised that the colony would survive and flourish. There are many conflicting histories of the First Thanksgiving and some like to revel in the many misconceptions and misunderstandings of those early events. I don't. I try to look behind the mythology to the meaning, you might say "soul", of the ritual.

Thanksgiving is about gathering family and friends, it is about appreciating the blessings you have received even in years where perhaps you have also suffered problems, setbacks, or sorrow. It is a time to look in wonder at that silver lining we tend to ignore. It is a time to forgive the slights you've felt from those who should be close to you. It is a time to reach out to family and friends to let them know they are important to you.




And, finally, it is the time to be truly thankful that you are not a turkey.



(image credit: *AngELofREbellion)

6 comments:

Neo said...

You have such a warped view on things, think thats why I am reading your posts, happy holidays to you and yours

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Douglas, check out Nether region II, the last post for today. You have won a slymewcc award... LOL

AV

Douglas said...

I am humbled.

Madame DeFarge said...

I'm stille feeling slightly left out by this Thanksgiving thing. I shall post many comments when it's Burns Night and I'm scoffing my haggis, neeps and tatties. Youse have been warned!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Argentum Vulgaris said...

AV checks plummage - not a turkey...

Happy Thanksgiving Douglas!

I have'nt got an "outie" mines an innie...

toriesap - second attempt

Damn, third, woollne

Argentum Vulgaris said...

AV checks plummage - not a turkey...

Happy Thanksgiving Douglas!

I have'nt got an "outie" mines an innie...

toriesap - second attempt

Damn, third, woollne