Thursday, November 24, 2005

Still Got Soul

There are always so many reasons to be thankful, can we ever be thankful enough? Probably not, so it’s good that we set aside one day to count our blessings. To be thankful one has to care about something outside of one's self. As long as we take the risk to care, in spite of our despair, we have hope. Without hope we become disconnected from our context, our lives fall apart. If you feel thankful today -- Thanksgiving Day -- be glad you still can, because there are surely those who can’t manage it anymore.
Charles Bukowski

Which reminds me of a wonderful line from one of Charles Bukowski’s short stories: “If you don’t have much soul left and you know it, you still got soul.”

Happy Thanksgiving Day to SLANTblog's readers. Keep the faith. Keep your powder dry and keep on truckin'.
Illustration by F. T. Rea

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