Every year my friend John S. reads a different #Thanksgiving poem at his table, and was kind enough to share this year's selection with me. I think it's beautiful and want to pass it on to you.
Happiest of Thanksgiving to my dear readers, friends and family. May love endure forever. --Alex
by Joyce Sutphen
Say that it is the continuous life
you desire, that one day might stretch into
the next without a seam, without seeming
to move one minute away from the past
or that in passing through whatever comes
you keep coming to the faces you love,
never leaving them entirely behind.
Say that it is simply a wish to waste
time forever, lingering with the friends
you’ve gathered together, a gradual
illumination traveling the spine,
eyes brimming with the moment that is now.
Say that it is the impulse of the soul
to endure forever. Say it again.