Thursday, November 22, 2007



Gold in the form of light, warmth and an avalanche of falling leaves arrived just in time for Thanksgiving in Washington DC. It is a perfectly gorgeous day.

Perhaps there are some folks out there who can dismiss the pure saturation of gold, though it's hard to imagine how anyone could ignore its perfection. "Glorious" is a word that goes nicely with the color gold. It's a fitting description of the world out there today. The birds are singing, people are smiling. What a Thanksgiving!

All is harmonious indoors today as well. One of my roomates just switched on some opera, a nice accompaniment to the smell of something in the oven - a cheesecake, I think - that they'll take to their feast later today. The dogs have all had very long walks and are napping peacefully.



I feel completely happy, grateful, content, even. I believe this is how I'm "supposed" to feel. Wow, so this is why people like Thanksgiving. I get it, finally.

All that gold outdoors, the sweet smells and sounds indoors and this newfound warmth in my heart are showing me, in no uncertain terms, that the Sufi acupuncturist is correct. I have turned a corner. I'm on the mend.

A cool front is going to move through later today, bringing some rainshowers and colder temperatures, a good thing. It's too late in the year for it to be this warm, but how great that it was anyway, just for today.

Happy Thanksgiving, ya'all.

14 comments:

Momentary Academic said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Barbara said...

I find it so interesting that more leaves have fallen in the past 24 hours than in all the days of Fall previous. Jake looks quite content sitting in his bed of leaves. I'm sure dogs sense the energy of their owners. Contentment is good for you and Jake!

Pod said...

congrats on finally turning the corner...just you wait and see what's around here!! jakey looks like a warrior. i want to grapple around in the leaves with him.

happiness happiness happiness to you both

x

Steve said...

It was really amazing yesterday -- and even after the blustery wind of the cold front, it feels nice out there. The leaves are amazing in D.C. right now. Kevin's neighbor has a Japanese maple that is STUNNING -- though it's red, not gold. :)

Lynne said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. See, it wasn't so bad, right? You and Hugh made it through!

Our leaves are about done but the maples (of whatever kind they are) are brilliant red and gorgeous right now. The oaks are all rusty brown and we have a few golden trees like yours still around.

Reya Mellicker said...

Jake looks worried to me, as he has for most of his twelve years on this planet. He and I are Mighty Worriers ... but are we warriors, mighty or meek? Hmmm .....

kimy said...

love the leaves, light and jake....some dogs, like my grandpup dixie, always look worried or sad - even when their tale is going 100 mph!

d. chedwick bryant said...

The photos with buildings remind me of brooklyn--the golden leaves are really amazingly beautiful. The tree shadows seem so powerful. You wouldn't think a shadown could feel that way, but it does.

Moonroot said...

What beautiful leaves! It looks just like I imagine Thanksgiving weather should. Glad you had a good day!

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Sandra Evertson said...

Jake is a cutie, gerat blog!
Sandra Evertson

Pod said...

in the eyes of pod you are both mighty warriors

Reya Mellicker said...

I trust your vision, Pod, and am honored. Sincerely, thank you.

lettuce said...

thats a wonderful pic of jakey