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Thanksgiving Thoughts 2020

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The failing afternoon light quietly slips away on the banks of the big river. As the sun ebbs away from the sky I find myself staring out across the river at falls searching for inspiration. This is Thanksgiving week and in the early days of American history the celebration was for more than one day. I’m told that in those days there was little difference between friends and family. The bonds were deep and lifelong. Today we often ask each other “What are you thankful for?” Most people will single out a favored possession or relationship. A few people will cite a spiritual blessing as the thing that their most thankful for. And all these things are good and they all have a massive amount of value. But, I think that our ancestors were thankful not just for these things but also for freedom they had to enjoy their blessings. Yes it’s true that it would be a long time before the Declaration Of Independence and the birth of a new nation but compared to the life they had in Europe life in the New World was second only to Heaven itself.

My final thought for tonight is that I’m thankful for life itself and thankful for the liberty to enjoy it.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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A Few Thoughts About Now

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I haven’t stood in this spot since last May 2020. Or at least I think that’s when it was. I’ve not really had a reason to leave my mountain in quite a while. My hiatus from the outside world has deepened my appreciation for the natural calendar which is the observation of the changes in nature over the schedule set by Pope Gregory XII. If not for the needs of the industrial world I could easily toss out all the little boxes marked on paper with their neatly defined expectations revert back to the basics. What day is it? Today. What time is it? Now. That’s not to say that I’ve lost the appreciation for yesterday or that I shouldn’t make plans for tomorrow but that my appreciation for now is prevalent in my existence. Now time is a thing. It’s in the now where I control my eventual destiny. No human being can truly grasp tomorrow or hold onto yesterday. If I wait until tomorrow to do what needs to be done I find that it’s always just outside my grasp as yesterday slips through my fingers like the current of the river.

My final thought for tonight is that we need to reaffirm our cognizance for the moment because that’s where we live.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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Morning With The Wading Willows

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The new morning light creeps softly across the three rivers as morning mists cascade over the sleeping mountains. The roar of the Kanawha River leaping over the stones makes it easy to push the sound of passing traffic out of my consciousness while my eyes peirce ever deeper into the natural world laid before me. This is the hunting grounds of an eagle and an osprey. I’ve seen both here scooping various fish from the surface of the water. But to date they remain outside the range of my lens. I turned my attention to the willows. Ever since the day I spotted them in the water I’ve referred to them as “The Wading Willows”. Their important job is to hold back the mighty river and protect the fragile shore of the little park. Some days they seem to be playing and giggling as small fish tickle their roots. But other days they look as if they are swaying and dancing to the rhythm of the river as it peacefully makes its way to the Ohio. Or perhaps they’re engaged in an act of worship with their outstretched branches reaching towards heaven. Regardless of the circumstance they are a source of peace and tranquility on the river.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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A Quiet Moment In The Wetlands

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The still waters of Muddlety Creek ebb slowly towards the river as the big blue truck creeps to a halt. The beautiful blue berries of the silky dogwoods are long gone and most of purple leaves have fallen among the reeds and rushes. Ever present is the Redwing Blackbird but his notes have no melody in the cool November air. He and his mate exchange simple chirps to keep tabs on each other when searching for the forage of late fall. They’re fortunate to have this place because all throughout the marshlands the swamp rose has offered her crimson yield. If not for the clear blue sky mirrored on the water the wetlands would have no colors to speak of until the new life wakes in Spring. The clusters of red berries dot the pale tan landscape anywhere they can have one foot in the water and the other on land. In brilliant pride the fresh fruits show themselves to birds in hopes of being deposited into unclaimed territory. Their efforts are not wasted. The birds return time and time again to carry off their tasty prize. With their bellies well fed the birds began to collect the soft down of the cattails and thicken their nest ahead of the deep cold that makes it’s way towards the highland marsh. As they settle in together I find that I am ready to move along myself. When I turn my back to return to my truck the male finds that he has one last song in his heart to bid me farewell. I pause to savor the moment and lock it away in my spirit to enjoy during the days of shadow that are coming. Moments of joy are easy enough to find if you look for them. It’s holding them that takes a little practice.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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A Few Moments Of Morning Tranquility

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Here in this place where Earth, Air and Sky meld the outside world fades into the echoes of the changing breeze. The once vibrant wildflowers are now loaded with seeds that bring the small songbirds to the water’s edge. The tiny chickadee calls out with his big voice as does the Carolina wren. Though unseen their joyful songs spread out across the pond and fill the hills with beautiful music. The occasional flash of red among dense brushes let’s me know that the Cardinal is also having breakfast in the thicket. Eventually the geese pass through silently holding their necks in graceful archs. The breeze kicks up once more collecting small bits of down from the cattails on the unseen banks. The flurry of airborn seed is reminiscent of a small snowstorm as dormant life is carried to unknown destinations to begin anew in spring. Taking one last breath of the crisp air and filling myself with the surrounding peace I know it’s time to move on and leave the serene pond for a new destination of my own.

Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.

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