Keeping it simple today, thinking of the world with all its variety and machinations, while I continue to try to figure out how people can all get along and how the planet can let us see clearly what we need to do. I guess the answers are not so simple, actually. But I am currently with family in Massachusetts, enjoying grandchildren, exchanging minimal presents, eating well and all together, seeing two of my sisters as well as other family, and being grateful. It is a privilege to be thinking about other peoples in this world in addition to the ones near me, and about the planet we share while I am happy to be in this one place. I do realize that thinking by itself does not do much, but visualizing the possibilities of change can be strengthening for our collective hearts.
I give a special shout-out to the loyal readers of this blog, whoever you may be, and where ever you are. Thank you! Here are three photos in honor of this season and of this time of gatherings.
|I have always thought this stump a place of elegant feasting, even if it be in the forest.|
|Warm holiday greetings from this "well red" cardinal -- and from me, Ann|