The Other I

November 27, 2008

Giving Thanks, 2008

Filed under: Just Stuff,Survival Strategies — theotheri @ 3:38 pm

I can no other answer make

but thanks, and thanks,

and ever thanks.

Shakespeare:  Twelfth Night

I think it truly takes the audacity of hope to believe that millions of living creatures have much to be grateful for right now.  Global warming is threatening the sheer existence of every species from polar bears to shell fish, hundreds of thousands of people in Zimbabwe are starving and are now threatened with cholera, Darfur remains completely unresolved.

But I am among those who are immensely fortunate.  So I know it is easier for me to keep the faith and to believe, despite so many appearances to the contrary, that our existence has some meaning greater than what is evident to my naked eye.

Quite funny:, post Things are Amazing, November 25th.

Also just a little reminder to myself in face of temptation to grumble too loudly too often.

Note:  We’re changing internet servers tomorrow morning.  If I don’t reappear here in a timely fashion, the process was not the simple ten-minute switch-over-for-dummies that was promised.   

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