What a splendiferous day. Camera Girl, working on her early food preliminaries, busy as a bee and supremely skilled. Me, lazier than a lion in the noonday sun, puttering around, anticipating the feeding frenzy to come. I research anything that comes into my head. I find solutions to problems that I’ve put off solving for years. I’m profoundly contented.
I finally made a walkaround outside a little while ago. That good, late afternoon sun, every photographer’s friend as it transmutes everything it touches into gold, gives me some subjects for my camera. A frost-burned rosebud, a dying stalk of millet, some seared oak leaves on a branch. Quite unspectacular subjects but with an obvious relevance to the season. The walk was invigorating. The fresh air did me good.
Tomorrow will be a full day of family. I won’t spend much, if any, time on-line. Which is all to the good. The site daily content is all pre-loaded. Hopefully the world will have the good grace not to explode until after I’ve enjoyed my holiday. So, everyone will be so good as to amuse themselves tomorrow while I give thanks for all the wonderful people and things with which God has seen fit to populate his universe.
If something important or amusing strikes me and I decide to throw it onto the site tomorrow I hope most of you will be too busy or too groggy with food to notice. There will be plenty of time on Friday or Saturday to catch up with my pearls of wisdom(?).
I’ll have to say the results of the elections have made me unexpectedly upbeat for the future. I feel like the future is up to me to create and that greatly energizes me. No more waiting for saviors or depending on luck. I feel like the world is for those who seize the moment and wrest the future they want out of the indifferent present that we see around us. The American dream was shown to be just that. The fellowship with our American “brothers” on the Left has been revealed to be a lie. But this revelation is liberating. An open enemy is so much less dangerous than a false friend. None of the Bushes or McConnells or Bidens or Obamas can surprise us anymore. We know just how evil they are and we can anticipate most of their attacks at this point. So, there’s no reason to think of them at all on a day of thanksgiving. I’ll think about all the good people that I’ve heard about or met in the last year and I’ll be thankful for blessings that I know I’ve enjoyed.
I hope everyone out there eats and drinks way too much of some delicious things. I hope that you have a chance to talk to some folks that mean something to you. I hope everyone has time to think about this life and the good things that we should be thankful for. And I hope you have a chance to enjoy yourself and relax. I intend to stay up late tomorrow after everybody goes home and watch some old movies and get up late and then eat a lot of leftovers.
God bless you all.