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Thursday, November 26, 2009


I invariably find myself in a reflective mood every Thanksgiving.

I’ve offered a few of my holiday musings over the course of the past few years (grateful, too, for any and all who stop by to share...if only for a little while).

I find my mind drifting much farther afield this year. Witness:
(view in "full-screen" mode, volume cranked to "11")

Ah, what a long, strange and utterly miraculous trip it’s been! And I, this most improbable concatenation of stardust, infinity and song, revel in awe.

Am I grateful?

Beyond all words.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you put it like, it is truly amazing:)

Have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Thu Nov 26, 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Woman in a Window said...

What an awesome way to express gratitude, Jonas. Wish I was down there eating some turkey, too. Have a wonderful one!

Thu Nov 26, 05:57:00 PM  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

Fantastic video! So right up my alley... Thank you, Jonas. And Happy Thanksgiving to you. xoxo

Thu Nov 26, 07:48:00 PM  
Blogger Kass said...

Thank you for sharing that wonderful video. Gratitude may be part of what propels us onward, even if Life is an accidental blessing.

Fri Nov 27, 08:43:00 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

What a phenomenal video, Jonas. Absolutely fascinating.

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

Fri Nov 27, 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger Jonas said...

Ah, Dear Hearts! I'm delighted you enjoyed the video as much as I did.

As for my Thanksgiving? It was quite the experience! I had volunteered to work at a local soup kitchen. While I must say, in all honesty, I would have preferred to spend the day as I once did with family, methinks this was an exquisite alternative.

I am truly grateful for all the blessings that have rained on me for oh, so many, years.

Paying it forward certainly has its charms.

Sat Nov 28, 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally cosmic, glorious, awe-inspiring video. It is humbling to be a part of it all. How lucky we are!

Sun Nov 29, 05:27:00 PM  
Blogger secret agent woman said...

It probably says something about my personality that after about a minute I had to skip ahead to the end.

When I am reviewing, as I often do, I always find that I have much to be grateful for.

Sun Nov 29, 07:23:00 PM  
Blogger Jonas said...

Selma - It's all a matter of perspective, I guess. I do believe (in a cosmic sense) that all creation/life is a miracle.

Lithuanians are wont to say:

"Visokiu yra, visokiu reikia" (We have all kinds, we need all kinds).

Lithuanians aren't any brighter than any other people. I'm fascinated that practically all societies have almost identical sayings. So go ahead, Secret Agent Woman, be different! It's OK.

Mon Nov 30, 05:38:00 PM  

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