Friday, November 19, 2010

Two SiSters Mary Thoughts for the Day ~ November

 "Here is the dark tree
Denuded now
of Leafage...
But a million Stars"
~ Shiki

What we're really talking about is a wonderful day
set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets.  
I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?  
~Erma Bombeck 


We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.
  ~Author Unknown


"November's sky is chill and drear,
November's leaf is red and sear."
-   Sir Walter Scott

It is a joy to walk in the bare woods.
The moonlight is not broken by the heavy leaves.
The leaves are down, and touching the soaked earth,
Giving off the odors that partridges love."
-   Robert Bly, Solitude Late at Night in the Woods  

"How wonderful it would be if we could help 
 our children and grandchildren 
to learn Thanksgiving at an early age.
Thanksgiving opens the doors.  

It changes a child's personality.  
A child is resentful, negative—or thankful.
Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people."
-   Sir John Templeton

Starry Tree photo, unknown

Doris Lee's painting Thanksgiving (1935,

Self Blessing Sculpture ~ Pine Bell Art Farm

Agata ~ Taras Loboda

Vouple Riding ~ Wassily Kandinsky

Oil painting depicting children at play, unknown