Since 1985, in various formats, SLANT -- an independent voice based in Richmond's Fan District -- has offered its readers original commentary on politics and popular culture, including cartoons and selected sundries. Warning: Sometimes that means satirical content. All rights are reserved.
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 (1920-94)
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'.