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11.27.14 … “ all on the white man’s side, consequently on the Lord’s side; hence it was proper to thank the Lord for it and extend the usual annual compliments” …

“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2014 Labyrinth Walks, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary Louisville KY, kith/kin:

It was cold and blustery, 33°, with a hint of snow still on the ground. I walked this wonderful grass labyrinth at the seminary while using the last line of their informational marker as my mantra:

“May the experience of walking this sacred and powerful tool bring you a greater sense of Shalom and Oneness.”

And to contrast this thought of Shalom and Oneness … this from the acerbic Twain:

“Thanksgiving Day, a function which originated in New England two or three centuries ago when those people recognized that they really had something to be thankful for — annually, not oftener — if they had succeeded in exterminating their neighbors, the Indians, during the previous twelve months instead of getting exterminated by their neighbors, the Indians. Thanksgiving Day became a habit, for the reason that in the course of time, as the years drifted on, it was perceived that the exterminating had ceased to be mutual and was all on the white man’s side, consequently on the Lord’s side; hence it was proper to thank the Lord for it and extend the usual annual compliments.” – Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1

That’s something to ponder.

And one of my favorites from this Thanksgiving was the Facebook post from my 20 year old daughter who is in France for the semester …

Happy Thanksgiving!

11.27.18


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